Tamanabae: There is money for tourism

Normal, Papua

The National- Monday, January 24, 2011

 NORTHERN Governor Suckling Tamanabae has brushed aside media claims by Kokoda Trail and Adventure Trekking owner Fr Roderick Vana that there was no allocation of funding for tourism in the K410 million blanket cover grant for Northern.

 “In the five year development plan that we have set up for Northern, all facets and aspects of development is covered,  including tourism.

“The K410 million blanket approval cover grant and the allocation of funds I announced during the New Year celebrations for provincial improvement programme, recovery, health, police and agriculture sectors are drawn down according to government priorities,” he said.

Tamanabae said details  about the development plan could be obtained from the provincial administration offices.