Help the mentally ill

Letters, Normal

The National, Friday July 5th, 2013

 OVER the past few years, especially in Port Moresby, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of mentally-ill or disabled people. 

It is sad to see that despite the many changes in the capital in terms of general infrastructure, roads, living conditions, etc, zero effort is being put into helping the unfortunate ones among us.

PNG has major gas projects, numerous gold and copper mines, vibrant fishing and forestry projects and some of the best academic minds in the world. 

Yet, those suffering from disabilities or mental illness are scorned by the general public  and are marginalised. 

Port Moresby will be hosting a number of very important events in the coming months and I hope we can do the right thing by at least showing them some care and love. 

Let us help put them in appropriate institutions so they can receive proper care, food and shelter. 

I appeal to all citizens not to wait for the government to make our lives and those of our brothers and sisters a better one. 


Cobsy Selun