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Chapter 7

Recommendations and closing statement of the Inaugural Summit on Motu Koitabu Development


The five principal speakers at the summit proposed specific recommendations that have already been documented in their presentations. This chapter combines and summarizes these recommendations as follows:

Political/administrative recommendations

Several recommendations were made for improved political representation of the Motu Koitabu people, these included:


Detail of the symbolic images depicted in the
mosaic on Parliament House, Waigani, NCD,

Legislative recommendations

Enforcement recommendations

Educational recommendations

Recommendations for further studies

Recommendations for specific activities

Closing statement of the Inaugural Motu Koitabu Summit

The summit unequivocally adopts all the recommendations proposed by the speakers as representing the views of those present, as well as the rest of the Motu Koitabu people residing in Port Moresby.

The summit endorses the nominations of the Motu Koitabu Task Force Members representing the Motu Koitabu villages in the NCD and empowers them to advance the welfare of all Motu Koitabu people and to pursue the achievement of the recommendations hereby adopted above.

The summit therefore passes the following resolutions:


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