This article was written as a tribute to my father’s memory on the second anniversary of his death. He passed away on 17 August 2012
THE day my father died, a part of me died with him. 17 August 2012 will be forever etched in my memory as the date on which he passed away.
He held on for a number of days at the Kundiawa General Hospital in a comatose condition but he eventually succumbed. It was also the day I would discover later that my life had changed forever!
Hatred, animosity, and jealousy are destructive forces in our communities. It hurts me to ask the following question over and over again: why can’t we live with each other in peace and harmony?
Papua New Guinea, despite being a Christian country and under the rule of law, is a very violent society. The level of violence meted out to docile members of the community is appalling. We read of many examples in the media, but so many more are never reported.