“Panic Merchants”

“These days it seems I am known as a critic.
Some call me a pessimist, and a certain
person (no names mentioned) says I am a
(quote) ‘panic merchant’. I’m actually a
fisherman and a publisher. But look out:
one day soon I think I’ll publish a little
book on PNG leaders’ quotes, to provide
some general mirth, and perhaps to haunt
a particular few! Jokes aside, I prefer to
think of myself as a realist, keen to analyse
actual situations and use the lessons of the
past for the future.”

Sir Mekere Morauta
Director, Delta Seafoods Pty Ltd, Port Moresby and
former Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea

PNG: a 20/20 vision after dinner speech on 5 August 1996.