BUILDING A NATION: WRITING THE CONSTITUTION

6 May 2012

One of the founding fathers of Papua New Guinea, John Momis talks about the days before the end of colonial rule and who was involved in writing the Papua New Guinea Constitution. As Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Planning Committee, John Momis travelled to every patrol post in what was the Australian Territory of Papua New Guinea. They sought views from people a wrote the constitution. Momis says the constitution is detailed because it seeks to protect people from external exploitation and protects Papua New Guineans from their own government. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC0p7q4m_tM&list=UU6ZknLDYoIQA8ZhSBcttNHA&index

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