State, churches urged to unite


THE church and the government must work together to see infrastructure reached rural communities, Morobe Governor Kelly Naru says.
He said Papua New Guinea had an ideal constitution which recognised Christian principles.
“And it is about time the Government recognises that the real meaningful partner in development in Papua New Guinea is the churches,” he said.
“I am at Tutumang Haus in Lae and do not know what is going on in the outskirts of Mumeng. But the church does.
“Therefore, my government wants to partner with you (churches) to put up schools, health centre, and road infrastructure in these places – a partnership we have to build.”
He said Morobe was a big province with a land mass of more than 550,000 square kilometres, 260 nautical miles of sea area, nine districts, 10 MPs, 33 local level governments, 568 wards and six ELCPNG districts.
“Our population is easily exceeding 1.2 million which shows the vastness and greatness of our province.”
He challenged the people to take the example of ants which showed team work.

Leave a Reply