This statement by Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, who is in New Ireland Province for the opening of the Namatanai Government House, was met with loud applause.
The PM and his delegation of Government ministers were received with much fanfare in Namatanai this morning.
The subject that dominated all speeches was autonomy.
PM O'Neill said New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan never failed to broach the subject of provincial empowerment at every opportunity.
"I want you to know that you have a believer in me," stated the PM.