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PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill says the next five to 10 years is a very crucial period for setting the agenda for the country. Mr O’Neill said the mistakes of the past where wealth from the country’s resources have been mismanaged must never be repeated as the government works to establish legislative frameworks to secure and ensure all generations benefit from the country’s wealth.
Mr O’Neill said these when addressing Christians and church leaders attending the National Prayer Day luncheon hosted by Speaker Theo Zurenuoc in Parliament yesterday.
He also made a commitment that the National Prayer Day calendar will be a permanent fixture for church leaders and Members of Parliament to come together to acknowledge God for blessing the country with its good people and resources on the land and in the sea. "We would like to continue what we have stated publicly that we thank our good Lord for the essence of goodness that he has provided for Papua New Guinea," he said.
"Despite our many differences of opinions and of course many failings, we have to build a better future for our country."
"Today with many millions of Christians in this country, we are building that future together and we need to continue working together to making sure that we have a genuine achievement of national pride and unity." Mr O’Neill also gave his commitment for the government to work in partnership with the churches.
"We look forward to quality delivery of goods and services to our people, many of you know very well about the neglect of the past, there is not one person or government is to blame, it is incumbent on a whole lot of us to work together to make sure that we correct the mistakes of the past, and I think times like this, gatherings like today is the time to reflect on many of these things, a time to forgive one another and continue to build a nation that we all want our children to have before us," he said. "The challenges are not new and these challenges will not be the last; they will continue."
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