Addressing a conference of engineers in Port Moresby, he criticised elected leaders for not doing enough for the majority of the population in rural areas.
Mr Juffa said the people face hardships and he as a leader always remembers this fact and why he was elected to represent the people of Oro.
He challenged other parliamentarians not to be comfortable and pretend that all is well for the people they represent.
"We as leaders have a lot to do,” he said. “We cannot sit down and be comfortable and imagine that all is well.”
“We cannot have our people to carry us on their back and put flowers on us and call us leaders. For what?”
“We are trying to harvest a garden that we have not yet planted,” Mr Juffa said.
A former bureaucrat himself, the governor said there is an urgent need for the public service machinery to be up graded.
“Since Independence in 1975, we have never upgraded our bureaucratic machinery,” he said.
“The rest of the world upgrades their bureaucrat machinery every two years and have made changes accordingly, and we’ve never done that.”