PNG needs a change of attitude

Normal, Sports


PAPUA New Guineans should change their attitude if PNG were to be a better place to live in.
PNG Sports Foundation commissioner Ni Cragnolini said this when responding to comments and letters in the other daily,  criticising the dances and plays, performed by famous music sensation Moses Tau and group of students from various schools, and volunteers, during opening and ceremonies of the 4th PNG Games in Port Moresby recently.
She said Tau and the volunteers spent endless hours practising for three months at Sports Inn for three hours.
“Many of the dancers are volunteers who wanted to make a small contribution and be part of the PNG Games by taking part in the dances and the other performances during these ceremonies,” she said.
Ni, who is also a member of the Host Organising Committee (HOC), said that the critics and arm-chair politicians failed to appreciate what was put on show for PNG Games, instead they saw fit to criticise them.
“For a good three to four months training, the opening and closing ceremonies were opened for comment but none of them came forward to make comments before the Games.
“Now after the Games have gone, they are starting to make noise like empty drums with no substantial facts,” Ni said.
Another service provider, Yiannis Nicolaou of Lamana Motel, who prepared the fireworks, was also disappointed with comments by critics.
“I think Yiannis did a wonderful and extremely good job to light up the skies during the official opening and the closing ceremonies.
“He deserves the credit for his brilliant fireworks display,” she said.
Ni was annoyed by comments from people who should have done more justice in commending those involved to make the PNG Games a memorable occasion.