“Health is a sector where good planning is vital. We need to plan ahead for our health infrastructure as well for our health workers, medicines and health training” The statement was issued after receiving the New Ireland Provincial Health Plan at a meeting with the Provincial Health Authority in Kavieng last week by the Shadow […]

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“I have recently congratulated the government for allocating increased funding to the economic sector under the 2018-22 Medium-Term Development Plan (MTDP III). Funding has been lifted from 5% to 12% of planned capital expenditure over the next five years. However, the national government doesn’t actually know how to get growth and jobs growing again in […]

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“APEC Finance Ministers are meeting in PNG. We welcome them to our shores and hope they can experience some of PNG’s tremendous warmth and hospitality. As the most culturally diverse nation in the world, and one of the few countries with mega-biodiversity, I hope they take back fond memories of our country’s uniqueness and its […]

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“The government has finally released the 2018-22 Medium-Term Development Plan, known as MTDP III. There are three very good aspects of this plan for which I commend the Government” stated the Shadow Minister for Treasury & Finance Ian Ling-Stuckey. “First, the plan goes back to a more inclusive approach to growth. The failings of a […]

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“The front pages of our papers were filled with the announcement of our next Medium-Term Development Plan for the period 2018 to 2022 (MTDP III). This is a very important five year planning document that should reflect the government’s key priorities over the next five years. Given its importance, why is it that the plan […]

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