Public Services Minister and Abau MP Sir Puka Temu challenged the Central Provincial Assembly to focus on delivering services to their people and get their land back from the State.
Sir Puka, who looks after more than 55,000 people in the Abau electorate, said land is the major issue affecting the people of Central province.
“For so long our people have been neglected and have been left out in the economic benefits of our land in which the city is built upon.
“People from other provinces have been benefitting from our land because we have been too lazy and expecting Government to give us all the time.
“It’s about time we stand up and venture into agriculture and enjoy the benefits of our land,” Sir Puka said.
He told the assembly that they have to vigorously look into the matter of land mobilization and take the city back.
“We cannot be sitting and seeing our people sleeping on the streets at the Port Moresby General Hospital every day and night.
“This is our land and we have all the right to get it back. It all needs support and how we play the game.” he said.
Sir Puka told the leaders that Port Moresby city has been laying golden eggs on their land but they could not see them because they are too lazy to see the opportunities and tap into the economical stream and partake in the spin-offs.
He commended the Central Governor for the job well done since taking office last year.
Sir Puka will be leading a team of leaders from the Central province and come up with plans and strategies on how they will be tackling the issue and take back their land.