Maru wants country to review progress of past 34 years

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THE country needs to take an “honest stock-take” of itself to see how far it has come in achieving its development goals, says Minister for National Planning and Monitoring Richard Maru.
Maru told the National Planning Consultative summit in Lae that the country needed a clear roadmap for the next five years to achieve its development goals and aspirations for the medium term.
“We have to review our progress in the past 34 years,” Maru said.
“How far have we come, what have we achieved and where do we go from here. We have to take a honest stock-take of our nation.”
The summit was the first to be held outside of Port Moresby. It was attended by parliamentarians, department secretaries, heads of statutory bodies, company executives and members of diplomatic corp.
Maru said the summit was a time when the nation’s development partners contributed ideas to ensure PNG progressed.
He said the Medium Term Development Plan Three would be presented to National Executive Council in June.

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