PAPUA New Guinea has a cultural problem which I’ll call the ‘Papuan Magani Jumping Syndrome’
From the prime minister himself to his ministers, advisors, bureaucrats, media, business, churches, lawyers, police and military. The people too.
People like to jump when there is cash dished out.
Bribery and exploitation of power, vested and mandated, is not new. Some of these old dogs working for O’Neill used to work for Somare. But under Somare many of them never benefited.
Within three years of O’Neill’s first term in office, you would be surprised at how many businesses have reached millions in government contracts.