Good government and good governance

Speech to World Ethics Forum, Oxford University 22 October 2006 by Rt Hon Mekere Morauta, KCMG Background: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea has only 30 years experience of managing its own house. It has a relatively small population, 5.5 million, made up of thousands of different tribes with their own cultures and speaking over 800 languages – roughly one quarter of the world’s languages. The level of literacy is low - around 60 per cent. Some tribes and some parts of the country still are isolated. There are 20 provinces, with their own governments, but the National Capital is connected by road to only two of those provinces and even then, to only limited parts. The political scene b


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