Govt presents K10mil to address legacy issues


By Dale Luma
THE Government has given K10 million to New Ireland to address some of its legacy issues.
This is according to Prime Minister James Marape, speaking at the Nimamar local level government (LLG) assembly in Lihir, New Ireland, on his way to Namatanai this week.
Marape said there were a lot of legacy issues in the province in terms of unfulfilled commitments and the Government was looking at addressing them.
“We want to see something started in respect to what we have committed to honour,” he said.
“Those are the things that we will take stock of, assess it and hopefully correct it one at a time.” Marape said different levels of government should work within their capacities to contribute to the province.
“What the provincial government can do, it should do, what the district development authority and LLG can do, they should do.
“We delegate and see what revenue streams are there.
“Don’t wait for big money. That will come from only one place and (you’ll) continue to wait.”
Marape said the Government could not function well if different levels of government did not perform.
“Whatever we can do from Port Moresby, we will do our absolute best. But whatever you have, put to good use.”

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