Many people currently feel if Government wants us to do this at a local level government
has to find some way of developing and building capability locally.
This article argues that non involvement of indigenous leadership systems in the current Local Level Government (LLG) reformed structure is a barrier to development in the rural sector in PNG and suggests a structure to incorporate indigenous leadership systems in the LLG administrative functions.
Key words: Indigenous leadership, influential leadership, local level government (LLG), provincial and local government reform.
In an article titled 'redefining the role of tribal leadership in the contemporary governance systems in PNG' Ambang (2007), suggested that there is a need to re-think the appropriate structure of the current Local Level Government (LLG) systems in PNG.
For example PNG adopted the Westminster leadership model to structure its Local Level Government (Paeniu, 1995), where village councillors are elected through an election process.
Gruner demonstrates that in most cases it was not the SS, but rather local level government
officials in Germany and Austria, as well as military and civilian officials on the ground in the occupied territories who took the lead in establishing the program, which at its height exploited over one million Jews in labour camps and segregated labour detachments across Europe.
Sub national and local level government
institutions will also be supported to help promote sustainable livelihoods.
Even though the new Organic Law on provincial government and local level government (1995) decentralises political and administrative power to the local level and assumes that traditional leadership at the village level will emerge, this is not happening.
If the government wants people's involvement and participation in the development process, it is important that tribal leaders have to be included in local level government structures.
Effective leadership in Local Level Governments (LLGs) is important for development since they are closer to the people and can more easily deliver services to the people.
The newly established Rural Community Information Center (RCIC) in Central River Region (CRR) with the facility of 30 computers and internet has trained 25 local level government
staffs and made internet, email and voice chat services available to the local communities.
It was clear that members are independently engaged in extensive work in these contexts already, with prisons and educational institutions focal points for many: members agreed on the importance of local level governments
and frontline workers in shaping educational reform and preventing radicalisation in prisons and universities.