Mamose leaders urged to raise internal revenue

The National, Wednesday July 13th, 2016

A 1000-MILE journey begins with a single step – thus Mamose should never be afraid or too proud of reaching consensus and understanding to move forward, says Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.
He said Mamose should never rely on the Government solely for funding but increase its ability to generate internal revenues.
A good example he highlighted is Lae being the country’s main port.
Sir Michael, while addressing the recent Mamose Governors conference in Lae, announced his retirement from a political career which began in 1968.
“Mamose needs to discuss, maintain unity and work together.
“This is my last attendance at the congress and I urge you all to continue this cooperation in the interest of our region,” Sir Michael said.
Sir Michael said it was an honour to serve the people of Papua New Guinea in various roles and capacities since 1968.
He plans to visit all the regions to announce and celebrate his retirement.
“I know I leave PNG in the capable hands of young intellectuals who may decide wisely in 2017 to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth to our people through good mandated leadership,” he said.
He plans to retire and go fishing.
He suggested that the Mamose governors secretariat set up a legal division to look at obstacles in legislations and introduce enabling mechanisms for collective growth and development.
Kas and Naru commended Sir Michael’s contribution and leadership. They promised to uphold the ‘mekpas’ (solidarity) notion in the region.