“Today in Parliament I asked the Treasurer to explain a massive blow-out of nearly K1 billion in the government’s payroll payments to public servants and teachers. This Budget blow-out once again demonstrates the PNC Government’s incompetence in managing the nation’s public service payroll. There are reliable reports from the 2019 Budget process that senior public […]

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“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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