Maru seeks support from partners, stakeholders to implement budget


National Planning and Monitoring Minister Richard Maru, has appealed to stakeholders including donor development partners, churches, non-governmental organisations and the private sector to work with the Government to implement the 2018 budget successfully.
“I know the challenges will be great, but with all your support we can contribute immensely to the welfare of all Papua New Guineans,” Maru said during 2018 budget presentation on Tuesday.
“The O’Neill-Abel Government through the 2018 capital investment budget is committed to build on the foundations laid by the previous O’Neill-Dion Government.
“We aim to stimulate sustainable and inclusive economic growth by investing in critical enabling infrastructure and encouraging partnership between the Government and private sector.
“High impact commercial projects such as rice, dairy and livestock farms will substitute imports and create mass employment and business opportunities for our citizens.
“Moreover, to ensure the proper implementation of the public investment projects, my ministry and department are going to reinforce the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, and build the strong and balanced M&E (monitoring and evaluation) system.”