Use skills to draw up policies, graduates told

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The National, Monday October 28th, 2013

 BANK of Papua New Guinea assistant governor Joe Teria has assured people the bank will remain alert on the kina exchange rate to ensure economic stability.

Speaking at a diploma in economic policy analysis graduation ceremony at the National Research Institute (NRI), Teria challenged the graduates to use their skills to create sound economic policies

“You, today’s graduating class, will be involved in economic policy design and implementation,” he said. 

“It is your skills and knowledge that will contribute to sound economic policies to promote inclusive and sustainable development and to make a positive difference in the lives of ordinary Papua New Guineans.

“I trust that you are all familiar with the challenges involved in shaping and implementing public economic policy in our country and, as graduates, I believe you are well placed to help in successfully overcoming the challenges that public economic policy entails.”

Among those at the graduation were the NRI researchers and staff, NRI chairman Sir Henry Chow and representatives from the planning department.

The six-week course saw participants from organisations across the country broadening their knowledge on the implementation of economic policies.   

Eric Kuk, from the New Ireland provincial government, walked away with the dux award.