I WONDER where this idea of celebrating the provincial day in the National Capital came from.
This has happened for couple of years now.
The week leading towards to Sept 16, each province host this so called provincial days starting from Fridays to Sundays.
Those organisers, when did your province get independence and from which coloniser?
Papua New Guinea celebrates Sept 16 every year because we got self-government on 1973 then on Sept 16, 1975, independence from Australia.
If the idea was to promote our unique diverse culture, then this provincial day celebration is not the right way because it has caused so many problems in the capital.
We have people all over the world living with us in the city and we have created a bad image for the country.
If we want to showcase our diverse culture, the appropriate time will be schools hosting cultural days or provincial cultural shows.
For instance, Enga cultural show, Mt Hagen cultural show etc.
A lot of negative has occurred over the years.
The learning of the students has been interrupted because most of the provincial day celebration has been hosted in the schools.
Public properties have been damaged and has created threat to the safety of the public because young people get encouraged to get drugs and get drunk. It has created so many chaos near the main bus tops after the celebration.
Albert Peter Alo