The PNG Council of Churches has seven main line churches and 16 affiliated bodies.
Minister for National Planning Charles Abel thanks all the churches on behalf of the Government as the churches represent the number one partner for Government particularly in education and health.
Abel stressed that the Government relies heavily on churches through education and health which is a fantastic partnership and they’re working to improve this engagement.
He added that churches also contribute greatly to the country’s development especially in providing the spiritual guidance and foundation.
Abel said this is the primary work of the church to provide that spiritual bases and guidance and moral foundation in people’s lives.