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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

From Papua New Guinea Blogs: Papua New Guinea’s Sir Nagora Bogan will determine outcome of the trial of University of Technology Vice Chancellor Albert Schram

Original: Papua New Guinea Blogs: Papua New Guinea’s Sir Nagora Bogan will determine outcome of the trial of University of Technology Vice Chancellor Albert Schram
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Papua New Guinea’s Sir Nagora Bogan will determine outcome of the trial of University of Technology Vice Chancellor Albert Schram

Meet Sir Nagora Bogan, Chancellor of the PNG University of Technology (Lae) and head of the UniTech governing council.

We have investigated Sir Nagora. He has a respectful record of service as a former ambassador to the USA and serves on the boards of many PNG institutions, often as chairman.

Having lived abroad for years, Sir Nagora seems to understand that universities only become national treasures if they are corruption free and compete successfully on the global playing field.

Sir Nagora gives the impression of an ethical man unafraid of taking whatever action is needed to straighten out organisational messes. His credentials and power automatically make him the captain of TEAM GOOD on the UniTech council.


OTHER LIKELY TEAM GOOD MEMBERS: Mr Alan McLay, Dr Ken Ngangan and Mr Joseph Hamylton. Also voting representatives of the UniTech National Staff Association as well as the Student Representative Council and the Acting VC of UniTech, Prof. John Pumwa.

On the other side of the UniTech match, we have council member John Napu. Recent reports on this blog regarding his connections to corrupt people are disturbing. We tend to think that he is the person most likely to support removing anyone unliked by the remaining corrupt particles at UniTech.
John Napu’s record give him the best credentials to head TEAM EVIL on the UniTech council.


OTHER LIKELY TEAM EVIL MEMBERS: Minister David Arore, whose own associations with the corrupt and implications of corruption are well established. PM Peter O’Neill may be TEAM EVIL’s patron.

Both teams meet for battle Thursday evening at the Holiday Inn, Port Moresby to determine whether UniTech pushes its head above water at last or continues to sink towards the ocean bottom.
We believe that TEAM GOOD wins only if the council approves whatever is necessary to let VC Albert Schram come back to PNG to resume his job and provide him full security protection so there are no further interruptions.

TEAM EVIL wins if Schram if council makes any decisions that prevent the VC from coming back to UniTech.

Right now, TEAM GOOD dominates numerically. To counteract this, TEAM EVIL must be strategic. One strategy is to convince TEAM GOOD to keep secret whatever happens at the meeting. Naturally TEAM GOOD knows that secrecy is what allows corruption and dishonesty to thrive. We believe TEAM GOOD will prevail at creating greater transparency of council deliberations and to finally make public the ultra secret Sevua report.

We also expect that TEAM EVIL will try to deceive TEAM GOOD members into thinking TEAM EVIL’s solutions are honest and in UniTech’s best interests. This strategy is used all the time by politicians who hide their stealing by speaking out loudest against corruption. Only naïve, inexperienced people fall for that trick nowadays. We believe TEAM GOOD won’t be fooled.

However TEAM EVIL carries a powerful weapon that Sir Mekere Morauta calls the SILENCE SICKNESS. TEAM EVIL members seem resistant, but TEAM GOOD members catch this disease easily and some already show its symptoms. If TEAM EVIL can somehow convince or threaten enough members of TEAM GOOD to keep silent and not speak against TEAM EVIL’s proposals, TEAM EVIL wins.

Another strategy is for TEAM EVIL to threaten or buy off TEAM GOOD members on the evening of the council meeting to suddenly get malaria, have death in the family, face severe family problems, or be worried sick over lost puppy. If enough TEAM GOOD members become no shows, TEAM EVIL wins.

Ultimately Sir Nagora Bogan will determine the outcome of this competition.

Because Sir Nagora heads the council and has shown himself in the past to be an active, powerful voice for doing things properly, he has great influence over the outcome of this competition. He alone has the power to keep TEAM GOOD from falling apart under pressure from TEAM EVIL. His voice in support of justice would be too strong to be swept aside by TEAM EVIL’s antics.

Of course, Sir Nagora himself will face worries and temptations to hold back doing what God expects. He might worry about government payback and lost job opportunities in the future. He might worry that TEAM EVIL will find a way to make him, instead of them, look dishonourable. He might be tempted by handsome bribes. However we are confident that Sir Nagora is an honourable man whose ethical backbone is strong enough to resist payoffs.

As far as Sir Nagora’s worries are concerned, he really doesn’t have much to worry about if he does what is right and sees that justice prevails on Thursday. He knows that he won’t be assassinated like Gandhi and Martin Luther King nor be imprisoned for 27 years like Mandela or kept under house arrest for 15 years like Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi. Sam Basil and Gary Juffa already figured out that most threats of government payback are empty. Even though these two MPs are like Sir Nagora in that they are fairly powerless against the government, they’ve learnt not to worry about government threats. What Sir Nagora must worry the most about is becoming too fearful of fear itself.

Actually, both UniTech VC Albert Schram and Sir Nagora Bogan will be on trial this coming Thursday. That’s when the world will see Sir Nagora’s true character and genuineness as a brave and respected leader committed to serving God nobly on earth and leading the forces of good.

Let us all pray that when Sir Nagora Bogan’s performance is reported to the world following Thursday’s meeting, the reports will be filled with praise.


  1. Can we the current students witness this?

  2. I have not been part of Council meetings in 2013. In 2012, we agreed that students and staff organisation would be in attendance, and that the meetings would always be conducted in Lae.


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