Catholic Bishops Conference thanks government for prompt response

The Catholic Bishops Conference (CBC) of PNG and the Solomon Islands has thanked the government for allocating a further 25 million kina for people affected by drought and frost around the country.

General Secretary, Fr.Victor Roche said it was good to see the government had made a quick decision to send funds to the most affected people.

“I call on the Government to make sure that this help reaches the people immediately and to the most affected areas."

He said the CBC did not want the relief supplies to get delayed or to end up in the wrong hands because of the bureaucracy or “wantok system”.

“I request the government to make use of the Church agencies besides the Government channels for smooth and immediate distribution of relief supplies,” said Roche.

Troy Taule