Visitors working here must train locals: PM

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Prime Minister James Marape says the country by now should know the sort of visitors it allows into the country.
He said those coming to work in Papua New Guinea should be training locals.
At an event yesterday to merge the work permit and work visa processes, Marape stressed that people who visited PNG must add value to “our economy”.
“By now we should know what sort of visits we want. Visitors (are) here to work, train our people to take your positions,” he added.
He thanked Labour and Industrial Relation Minister Tomait Kapili and the department for not being territorial but focused on border security issue.
“We need to tidy loopholes and secure our borders,” Marape said.
Immigration and Border Security Minister Westley Nukundj said with the merger, people should no longer go to two different places to get a visa and work permit.
Nukundj also requested Marape to have all border-related agencies under one oversight body to avoid the duplication of functions and activities.
Marape urged public servants to continue to perform their duties despite the national election next year.
Marape also denied speculation of a looming major Cabinet reshuffle.