PM presents over K1.8mil to bushfire victims


PRIME Minister James Marape presented a cheque for more than K1.8 million to the Australian government on Thursday to help those affected by bushfires earlier this year.
The funds were raised through the PNG Hearts for Australia Fire Appeal 2020 by the PNG Government, business houses and individuals.
In conveying PNG’s sympathies for those affected by the bushfires, Marape said it was not the amount that mattered but the goodness and kind gesture of our hearts.
“We owe it to each other as neighbours, friends and wantoks,” Marape said told Australian High Commission Jonathan Philp.
He said PNG’s relations with Australia was not by choice but by “our geographical location and dates back many centuries”.