ORO - The decisions we make in our todays will determine our children's tomorrows. That's a fact.
So look around you today. Does Papua New Guinea look like it has a bright future?
We all have tribes and we all have families. We all have children. They all expect leadership.
It's leadership today, during these hard times, that will determine our tomorrows’ prosperity.
You have to ask yourself if you are a leader.
Leaders are not just those elected to Parliament or those employed into a position of power or authority.
Leaders are also people who have a family and are in a position to influence others - that makes you a leader.
Then you must ask yourself, ‘what am I doing about the state of our nation?’
So what are you doing about correcting the path PNG has taken towards a dark and bleak future?
Today we are under siege. We are under attack by a small group of evil and selfish criminals who have plundered the past and are plundering the present.
Having had much experience and gained confidence from our inaction and a weak enforcement and justice system, these people have become emboldened to continue plundering an entire country.
Are you waiting for others to act? Are you waiting for something to happen before you act?
Is this not your also country?
Are you also not responsible for your children's tomorrows, for their opportunities, for where they will be?
Can you truly let their fate hang on the decisions made by others while you look away and fold your arms?
How can you live with yourself and look your kids in the eye and admit you failed to act because you wanted someone else to do it?
They will surely ask, "But didn't you love us enough to fight for our tomorrows?"
Remember this when you answer, that if you remained silent about the destruction by political criminals of your nation’s economy, resources and opportunities, you are an accomplice – a co-conspirer against a good future for your children and grandchildren. The opposite of a leader.
That is the truth. So will you be an accomplice or a good father, mother, brother and sister, a patriot, a leader who will rise up and fight today for your children's tomorrow?
It’s your choice – you can be an accomplice or a leader.
It’s a choice that will determine their fate and the fate of our country.