The position of planning department secretary is one of the most sought-after jobs in public service in Papua New Guinea, as it is the department mandated to prepare the national budget and allocation of foreign aid to key development projects. Hence, Sungu said, it calls for an attitude of utter dependence on God Almighty for His wisdom and strength to perform one’s duty.
Pastors and leaders attending the special service led in a session of dedicatory prayers over Samuel and his staff before he took his seat in his appointed office.
Samuel thanked church leaders for the time together and asked them to continue praying for every member of the government.
“It is now high time for all to live out our faith in active discipleship,” he said.