When the dust settles from the polling booths and the last horse has been traded, we will then require for this country a group of men and women in Parliament to truly understand what it means to break from the turmoil of the last 37 years.
Our on going turmoil is of course expected, we were dragged out of the jungles to face the glare of development and we have struggled to cope.Yet on many levels we have survived, especially for a people that are separated from their tribal past by only 3 to 4 generations.
So here we are today, an Island of Gold floating on a Sea of Oil with a people getting high from the Gas in the mountains.
We have survived our internal issues thus far, but when can we stop just surviving to begin to truly live? We have no excuses left, we have no one new to blame, it is now just you and me and our resources with the world snapping out our feet to take a bite.
Everything big takes small steps, a river starts with one drop and so the road to change will not be super, big, sexy, awesome and exciting. No unfortunately it will be plain old boring hard work.
Turn up to work, turn up to school. Work Hard and most of all hassle, bother and harass your elected members for the boring things that make life work, like water, education, roads and hospitals.
Yes the big change we want will be boring, but that’s the foundation we need for anything to grow and blossom on top of that. If we can all do the boring stuff and save our resources and plan and educate ourselves over the next 10 years. Then 7 million people from 800 languages will finally be able to hold their heads up high for 1 nation called Papua New Guinea.