The call was made by Reverend Joseph Walters, Body of Christ chairman, in a press conference today.
“2 Chronicles 7.14 says: ‘If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’”
Rev Walters, who was accompanied by other church leaders, says they feel it is timely and important for them to make some appeal to Papua New Guinea’s elected leaders, at a time when a new government is about to be formed.
“A person who practises evil to get into power will continue practising evil to remain in power,” states Rev Walters.
“That’s why we call on our leaders to work together, whether they be in the Opposition or Government, to work with us to stop this heinous hand of corruption.
“May this 10th parliament see the beginning of the end to corruption.”
Furthermore, PNG’s elected leaders have been urged to prioritise the people’s wishes and wellbeing ahead of their personal interests and agendas.
“The people who elected these leaders are keenly observing, waiting and praying that these leaders they have entrusted and mandated, will represent them well,” Rev Walters says.
“They are also hoping that they will deliver services to the bulk of them who live in the rural areas.”
The reverend points out that they feel much of the country has been neglected in many ways. Hence, this is an opportunity for the new leadership to concentrate on diverting services to the people.