We are the reason there are so many broken families.

We are the reason kids are growing up today with almost no direction.

We are the reason why OUR women don’t feel safe.

We are the reason our women are used and abused.

We are the reason there is so much corruption in PNG.

We are the reason this nation struggles.

Yes, us, the Men of this nation.

Dean Arek & Russell Wai at Dorin Park,Popondetta, Oro Province for Peoples Movement for change SME Funday

We can’t shift blame anywhere else.

Yumi ol pikinini mahn tasol kisim olgeta nogut kam lo skin blo ol pamili, wanwok,wantok na kantri.

We are supposed to be the heads of our homes.

We are supposed to be the heads of our organisations.

We are supposed to be the heads of our departments.

We are supposed to be the heads of state.

We are supposed to be the heads of this nation.

Image of Papua New Guinea PM inspecting a guard of honour
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape, second left, inspects troops as he is officially welcomed to Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra on Monday, July 22, 2019. Marape says his country’s relationship with China in not open to discussion during his current visit to Australia. (AP Photograph/Rod McGuirk)

Yet, very few men these days are even capable of the responsibility & accountability that should fall on our shoulders.

It’s not hard to see how deplorable our male faction of society really is.

Beyond our failures I’ve listed, you know where and how you as an individual has failed and continue to fail without recourse.

Us as individuals, but more so the collective body of men from this nation.

We are at fault for all the socio-economic problems.

We are at fault for all the law and order problems.

We are at fault for all the political problems.

But even now, very few of us are even recognizing that we are in control and thus at fault.

Even now, very few men are driven.

Even now, very few men have a purpose.

Even now, very few men have vision.

We beat our chest about the smallest, insignificant things.

Yet, this nation suffers at the hands of weak men.

Men who sold this nation out, and continue to sell this nation out at every level of society.

From the petty crimes to the national contracts that continue to cripple our people.

If we men don’t rise today, there is truly no future for the children we bring into this world.

If we don’t look inwards, if we don’t accept responsibility for the state of affairs of our homes, our children, our jobs, our business practices and country, then there really is no life for the generations after us.

Only path I see to a better PNG, is BETTER MEN!

As individuals we really need to be doing better,we really need to be wanting better for ourselves and our families.

Photo of Gary Juffa, Sheldon and Rawali

We’ve got to start wanting to be better men.

That will lead to us wanting to be better fathers.
That will lead us to wanting to be better husbands.
That will lead us to wanting to be better employees.
That will lead us to wanting to be better business owners.
That will leaders to wanting to be better contributors to this nation.

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  1. This is true man need to wake up but from my self contemplation, men themselves are victim of past men’s failure to guide. And so the responsibility is on for few of us who are able to see where the problem is and have the courage to spell out.

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