Provinces miss out on benefit, Tubal says

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The National, Monday October 14th, 2013

 MARITIME provinces are missing out on millions of kina from their tuna resources which are collected by the National Fisheries Authority, East New Britain provincial administrator Akwila Tubal says.

He gave this as an example of how central government agencies were reaping the monetary benefits of resources from provinces and leaving just the crumbs for them to collect.

Tubal said this was one area the review into the Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local Level Governments needed to prioritise as one that needed changing. 

Tubal cited the cases of mining and forestry resources, as just two of many others, which were owned by provinces but they did not benefit from.