AS PAPUA New Guinea marks Independence Day today, Oro Governor Gary Juffa has reminded citizens about why it is vital to reflect more critically on the challenges still faced.
The country is still not independent of corruption, poverty, apathy, hopelessness and inconsideration from Waigani, Governor Juffa said.
“We are glad we are independent and, yes, we have seen developments here and there.
But we must reflect on how far we have come in the last 40 years,” he said.
“We must not be comfortable and say ‘we are independent and we have come far’ because the fact of the matter is that we have not come far enough.”