AS Independence Day is upon us, we take this time to not only celebrate, but to reflect on what we have achieved so far and see how best we can progress in the next 46 years.
There have been debates on social media about people choosing not to celebrate Independence.
I’ve noticed many young people posting their views.
I respect their views because it’s good to see young people contribute to meaningful discussions.
My challenge to them is; what can they do about it?
If you are not happy with the current state of affairs regarding the Government, law and order problems, gender-based violence and other issues, what are you doing about them?
How can you contribute towards change?
How can you impact lives?
We can march to the Parliament and present a petition our leaders.
We can boycott Independence celebrations and choose not to celebrate.
But what will we achieve out of these?
We shouldn’t just talk and not do anything about issues affecting us.
Mahatma Gandhi said: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
If you want to change the world, be the change. I urge every Papua New Guineans to take ownership and responsibility of their land and country.
It starts in our homes, families, communities and provinces.
Let’s take back PNG.