PNG paying for the price of ignorance

Letters, Normal

The National, Tuesday 07th Febuary 2012

IT is sad but the reality is that Papua New Guineans will continue to suffer and die at the hands of their own political and bureaucratic leaders’ ignorance.
The Tumbe landslip, the Madang plane crash, the Ume road accidents and the sinking of the Rabaul Queen are some examples that put our systems and processes to the test.
They raise very serious and fundamental concerns and questions.
Now I hear investigations have been instigated to ascertain the cause of the failures yet I wonder if the findings will ever be published and recommendations acted on to give Papua New Guineans the confidence that their safety is in good hands.
In the meantime PNG remains a fearful place to live in.
Edward Buasin
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