Nakikus Konga expressed this during a recent International Day of Forests event.
The 7th International Day of Forests was observed by the PNG Forest Authority in Port Moresby on the 21st of March.
Though he was not in the program, the ENB Governor grabbed the opportunity to highlight the steady decrease of forest cover.
“In East New Britain we have been logging them for the last, almost 80 years, let me tell you,” said Konga. “Taim yumi no bin kisim indipendens yet em ol i logim diwai pinis lo hap blo mi.