PERHAPS reflecting the strong influence of Christianity in Papua New Guinea psyche (not necessarily reflected in the actions of Papua New Guineans), the theme of some of the Independence Day messages has been the narrative of the exodus of Israelites out of Egypt.
“Next year will be our 40th birthday. In a biblical perspective, it is the time in our history as a nation, to make the first entry into the period of milk and honey,” stated Opposition Leader Belden Namah in his message to PNG.
Namah’s narrative was somewhat reflected in the words of anti-corruption hero and Chairman of Task Force Sweep, Sam Koim.
“Biblical scholars tell us that by the year 40, the Israelites reached the land of milk and honey, the land of their father’s dream,” he wrote in Facebook [see following article].