Dear Prime Minister James Marape, congratulations on you ascension to Prime Minister position. I share your dream of transforming this nation. So I promise you this:
I will go to work tomorrow, on time!
I will let the mother and her daughter get on the bus ahead of me.
I will get my morning coffee, and let the young girl keep the change.
I will take yesterday’s trash out and throw it in the bin as my first chore.
I will not chew buai whilst at work, and make sure my assistant follow.
I think my wantoks who come to my office to charge their mobile phones is wrong, including my uncle who uses the office machine to print his land appeal papers.
I’ll pay the full bus fare fee, and pay the bus fare for the high school student who rides on the same bus I get to work.
I promise to get home early to help my child with his math assignment.
My pick for the position vacant in our organization is the young graduate who has volunteered for NGOs for two years, even though my nephew graduated this year with the same qualification.
I will refund the extra change the trade store down the road gave me last Wednesday (I need the money but I guess its not fair to cheat a fellow Papua New Guinean, right?)
I can go on, but to put it in short, Mr Prime Minister, the challenges ahead are tough, so I promise you this:
As for me and my house, we will do the little things right
As for me and my friends, we will be transparent,
As for me and my organization, we will be accountable,
As for me and my church, we will love and care for the widow and the orphan,
I think we have given enough advise to the PM, so my fellow Papua New Guineans, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” JFK.
God bless PNG