Marape commends treasurer’s statement


PRIME Minister James Marape commended Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey for his comprehensive ministerial statement in Parliament on the 2020 final budget outcomes, 2021 mid-year fiscal and economic outlook and the way forward.
He said Ling-Stuckey’s presentation updated Papua New Guineans on the state of the economy in the midst of the ongoing war against the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Marape also commended the budget management committee, spearheaded by Treasury and Finance, for keeping “MV PNG afloat in rough seas”.
“If they had not done this, there was every possibility of sinking, but the Treasurer and his team stood strong,” he said.
“There were so many lies and deceit spun by the Opposition that we relied on overseas advisers.
Marape said there could be no more important policy instruments than his Government’s 2019, 2020 and 2021 budgets.