Road to prosperity

Moving to Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been a great learning experience for me, as I continue to explore this fascinating country. PNG is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world, with 7.5 million people speaking about 850 listed languages. For the Google-savvy among us, one hit brings you the diversity as you tab-browse your way through vibrant colours, marvel at the scenic locations of adventure sports such as scuba diving, learn of the least explored but immensely rich culture, active volcanoes, virgin white sand beaches, an abundance of natural resources and 780 species of birds are some of the highlights of this beautiful country, which after a year here I have begun to associate with. When I embarked on my relocation from Manila, Philippines to Port Moresby in June 2014, there was only one question on my mind: why is it that despite all its resources and being in the top 5 fastest-growing economies in the world... —