Naru backs asylum pact

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vThe National, Tuesday August 6th, 2013

 MOROBE Governor Kelly Naru is supporting the Government’s deal on the asylum-seekers processing facility in Manus.

He called on those opposing the deal reached with Australia to rethink their opinions.

“All those opposing the deal with Australia must review their position carefully because they might be forfeiting a great opportunity that could otherwise take years to secure,” he said.

“Under this deal, we have been able to create an opportunity for the Angau Memorial Hospital to be rebuilt in its entirety to service all our people, the Lae business community and the rural population in the Morobe province as well as the rest of Papua New Guinea as a referral hospital. 

“There are lots of benefits to the country and in particular the economy and health services of Lae and my province.”

Naru said the next benefit under the asylum seekers deal would be the resealing of the road from Waterais in Morobe to Madang by the Australian government. 

“In addition, there will be other packages that the Government is getting for Manus, Port Moresby and the Law and Justice Sector.”