PNGDF ready for APEC: Defence Minister

The PNG Defence Force is all about leadership and leadership is about the protection of this country.

This was reiterated by the Minister for Defence during the launch of the Kumul Leadership Development Framework at Sogeri on Thursday.

Minister Solan Mirisim said the PNGDF have delivered a safe and trouble free election this year (2017).

“With this new leadership program now launched, we will not waste time and what we have not done, we will push for it to be done and dusted for a successful summit in 2018.”

He said the O’Neill-Abel government is focused on leadership and the PNGDF must take lead in this as well.

During his term as the minister for defence, Mirisim said he would like to see discipline and leadership and pride.

“If we get these three right, we will get things done right on time and lead our country into the future.”

He congratulated those who have been in the retreat for the past three days and commended them for the work put into outing together the Kumul Leadership Development Framework for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

(The launching of the leadership package yesterday. From left: Chief secretary to government, Isaac Lupari, Defence Minister Solan Mirisim and PNGDF Commander, Brig-Gen Gilbert Toropo)

Annette Kora