Susan Setae

Don’t just stand and watch!

Susan Setae made the call following the tragic death of 26-year-old Central woman, Grace Gavera, who was allegedly beaten to death by her boyfriend.

Gavera, who worked at the Accounts section of the Education Department, was rushed to the Port Moresby General Hospital last week after sustaining injuries from an alleged beating.

According to police reports, her boyfriend, from Hela Province, allegedly followed her there and took her out of the hospital, where he allegedly continued to assault her until she died.

Civil society plays vital role in development

However in PNG, there is no framework to guide the involvement of or link the civil society to the government process.

This is one area that is yet to be appropriately addressed, says Susan Setae, President of PNG Civil Society Forum.

The PNG Civil Society has its eyes on the upcoming National Consultative meeting in Lae with the hope of forging a strong partnership with the government.

Mrs Setae said the civil society and the government do not see eye to eye due to issues that may affect government policies.