The future of PNG’s economy resurgence lies in the hands of our young and very young people like Tech Entrepreneur Roberta Morlin, and its important there voices are heard loud and clear at 2018 summit, says Shadow Minister for Treasury and Finance, Ian Ling-Stuckey.

“We must ensure youth, businesses and women have a special chance to speak out during the summit. The recent APEC summit in Vietnam included a special session on “Voices of the Future” and this part of the summit should be strengthened for the PNG meeting. 

As Roberta Morlin, a representative from PNG at the Vietnam APEC summit states “The world and technology are advancing at such an exponential speed and the youth have an important role to play as they are better versed and can be the driving force of the new digital era”. 

Youth will be the future economic drivers of the Asia-Pacific region’s development. Similarly, we must ensure business has a strong voice as they are vital for lifting our economic growth rates. Given the recent highlighting of sexual abuse allegations at the recent Logie Award presentations, PNG should also look to giving women a special voice at this summit. We have lost a women’s voice in our Parliament and PNG faces particularly challenging issues around sexual violence and allegations of witchcraft. We can show the world we are serious about addressing these issues” said Mr Ling-Stuckey.


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