Category: Patrick Pruaitch

Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch has called on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to release PNG LNG Project development levy funds for relief work and rehabilitation of earthquake-stricken areas in Southern Highlands, Hela and Western Province. “These funds, amounting to at some K300 million, rightfully belong to the Provincial and Local Level Governments of the gas producing […]

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Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch said today hosting of the APEC Summit will showcase PNG’s potential in the dynamic Asia Pacific Region, and allow other Pacific island nations to participate. “The Opposition supports an initiative that will showcase our cultural diversity and traditions, the nation’s agricultural and resource potential and our eagerness to participate in the […]

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Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch has commended Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for the Government’s quick response to the disastrous earthquake that has severely impacted the oil and gas producing provinces of Southern Highlands and Hela. “I am glad our Defence Force personnel have been deployed to assist with recovery efforts and the Australian Government has been […]

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Government policies have contributed to a decline in PNG’s economic performance since 2013 with ongoing mismanagement continuing to have negative impacts even though commodity prices have risen, Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch said today. Mr. Pruaitch said that in PNG, the best indicator to growing or declining levels of prosperity is provided by employment trends. “Jobs […]

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The Central Bank quarterly economic bulletin this week confirms the O’Neil Government’s Economic Recovery Plan was based on mythical figures to support outcomes that cannot be achieved, the Opposition Leader, Hon. Patrick Pruaitch, said today. BPNG’s bulletin showed total public-sector debt blew out to K23,856.7 million at the of September quarter, surpassing the projection for […]

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Economic growth is strengthening around the world while PNG’s performance has toppled from being among the best performers to rank among the Asia Pacific’s worst performers. The Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Patrick Pruaitch, said today mismanagement of the PNG economy in the past six years has contributed to dismal outcomes with the PNG’s Gross […]

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