Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said this in his New Years message to the nation.
“As a nation we have so much to be proud of as we enter into 2017.
“Our country has just been through one of the most difficult years in our recent history.”
“Global challenges have placed pressure on our economy.”
“Papua New Guinea, has survived the downturn in global commodity prices, which was made much worse by drought.”
“We have also seen domestic challenges.”
“But we overcame each and every challenge and we are a stronger country because of this.”