Header Ads

PM Marape urges Papua New Guineans to work with his Govt

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister  James Marape says he is motivated by leaders who refused to accept money to see change and good governance.
“They were offered money, they were offered jobs but they sticked to their commitment for the good of the people and country,” Marape added.
“I appeal to Papua New Guineans, the least you can do is to respect your children, the girls and women amongst us.
“You respect society by living peacefully, respecting each other despite our ethnic differences, our political differences, our religious differences.”
He delivered his maiden address as prime minister to the nation on Wednesday. He plans to address the nation again on the state of the economy later.
“You will realise where we are. We need greater incursion into how we harvest our natural resources.
“Many of our corporate citizens will feel a little bit doubtful, will feel a little bit intimidated, a little bit insecure. But you must not feel that way.
“When PNG is safe, when PNG is secured economically, when PNG is robust and growing, businesses will flourish and reap deserved rewards.
“You need PNG to be strong, stable, prosperous and wealthy. And that is why I am in the business of making huge decisions in as far as resource laws are concerned.
“We will do it very slowly. I’m looking at 2025 in which we will migrate to a new legislative framework.
“Whatever changes we intend to do in the next one or two years will be prospective.”
Marape appealed to Papua New Guineans to respect and uphold the laws so that the country could prosper harmoniously.
“Every extra money spent on maintaining law and order could otherwise be (saved and) spent on schools, education, health and infrastructure,” he said.
“I appeal to everyone nationwide, especially my people of Hela and the region, to help transform communities into peaceful and law-abiding citizens who can contribute to nation-building unabated.”


No comments

Thank you for visiting this web page. We would like to hear from you, feel free to comment below.

Powered by Blogger.