The National, Tuesday October 15th, 2013
LEADERS need to be disciplined if they expect people under them to follow suit, Kiriwina-Goodenough MP Douglas Tomuresia says.
He told students, parents and teachers at the Kerevat National High School graduation that there was so much indiscipline in many areas because leaders themselves lacked discipline.
“When the head is disciplined, the rest of the family or workforce will be disciplined. It starts from the top,” he said.
Tomuresia told students in their final year that free education was not a political strategy because people had the right to have free education.
“The Government is not just sitting idle. It is already planning what it can offer you in the long run. So when you sit for exams, do your best, put your whole heart into it,” he said.
Tomuresia said the country needed to focus more on improving and growing its human resource.
He urged the students to stop thinking and speaking negatively.
“Always be positive in all that you do. All wisdom, knowledge and strength come from the one and only source which is God,” he said.
He reminded the students of what the late US President John Kennedy said: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”.
Tomuresia urged the people to be active Christians in order to be disciplined.
“Do not practise Christianity, live it. As a nation, we are still sick and blind, miracles revolve around time. Do not sit back and expect it to happen, make it happen,” he said.
He told the students the nation was crying out for healing and it was time for people to use their influence and experience to make a difference.