Celebrate Pacific Games the Melanesian way: Scovell

Chief Executive Officer of Manufacturers Council Chey Scovell says the people of PNG must celebrate the Pacific Games in true Melanesian style.

He said the counter to this event is that the spirit and goodwill of the games associated with being the host city can do with a big dose of everyone feeling positive, embracing all the cultures and races that make up PNG.

Scovell told PNG Loop that the event is also a time for everyone to identify themselves as one people, one country and celebrate it together.  

He said governments can build and change our infrastructures but it is up to us collectively to change our attitudes and culture.  

“I’m hoping these games and our 40th independence celebration are catalysts to making PNG one of the happier, safer and more positive countries in the south pacific.”