Planning Minister Richard Maru gave the task to Peter Numu after responding to his questions in Parliament yesterday.
Maru pointed out that the current concern of the government in regards to the issue with the Goroka water system is in light of APEC meets earmarked for the Eastern Highlands provincial town.
He said Goroka is the only town in the country that has its water supply controlled by the town council.
“I have written to the Governor to convince the town council and hand over the management of the water supply to Water PNG,” stated Maru.
He said the Government wanted the town’s safety and hygiene to be of World Health Organization standard.
“Safety and hygiene are very vital as we are preparing to host an APEC meeting in Goroka.”