model of development
It is appalling to learn that customary land-owners, the 'original' inhabbitants of the land, Australia, have become 'vulnerable populations'. Already denied the basic services most Australians take for granted, they are on notice of dispossession without consultation, and eviction at gunpoint.
This is a good read for understanding the model of development that Papua New Guinea has adapted and the pros and cons of what we are dancing to today. This enlightens the forge of struggle tangled by a growing system of class and the thrive for profit making breathing life to corruption at all "elite" levels.
This essay is part of a presentation made by Eddie Tanago for ACT NOW! at this week's Youth Smart Workshop organised by the Youth Against Corruption Association. The photo above shows some of the workshop participants.
What is development?
To answer this question we must understand our background/our history/our roots! Who we were as a country and region, in the past, how changes occurred and why they occurred.
With the death of historical and admirable leader, Lee Kuan Yew, we ask ourselves where did we go wrong if we were developed from a system of tradition, than forged into a falling system of corruption and development that only adds bulge to the pockets of the ellite few, in a struggle to encompass a neo colonial leadership? When infact we had a development system of our very own that proved sustainable and efficient for our populations.
Are we really aware of the development we continue to 'so vividly' accept. What is the model of development Papua New Guinea should be growing by? the jay-walking ends now and today we choose to walk with direction.
Source: Kevin J. Barr
Development and Modernisation
Photo: Some of the Pacific youth advocates attending the Forum who were inspired by the work of Act Now!
ACT NOW! was in Fiji this week to make a presentation at the UNDP-organised Pacific Youth Forum on Corruption in Nadi. The presentation linked our imposed model of development to the corruption in the resource sector.
Source: EM TV Online
Gender inequality, corruption and police brutality are among the key issues Papua New Guinea faces today, Human Rights Watch’s 2015 World Report states.