The National, Wednesday March 5th, 2014
THERE is a petition brought in by the Central governor to uplift the ban on buai selling in Port Moresby.
His reasons, among others, are that the people of Central are missing out on economic activities in the city.
He is also supported by the newly elected member for Kairuku-Hiri, Peter Isoaimo.
My appeal to these two MPs is that so far the city is looking clean.
Are you not proud of that, and also as a leader should you not be looking into the future and plan what is best for your people?
A lot of patients with mouth cancer at Port Moresby General Hospital are your people.
Do you not care about the future generation of young Central people?
Buai is a lazyman’s cash crop.
He does not clear the forest, cut down trees and burn the rubbish.
He does not dig the drains, fence in his plot of land and prepare nursery. He does weed or prune the trees.
There is no hard work.
The Bible is clear, you sweat and you eat.
This way, you enjoy the fruit of your labour.
See what the mines, the oils and now the LNG are doing to our people? It is making them lazy.
There are a lot of people in the city who need to eat and the people of Central can go further by being the major supplier of vegetables, fish and meat for the city.
They need big farms for banana, cassava, taro, yam, corn, melon, pawpaw and many more.
They can supply timber to the city where the Asians are doing it on their behalf.
Central leaders should assist Governor Powes Parkop to explore new ideas like building large storage depot, proper large markets and good security.
This is a win-win situation for all.