Leaders’ Summit to review four year performance

A four-year performance and achievement summary on PNG will be presented tomorrow during the Leaders’ Summit in Port Moresby.

The two-day event hosted by Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, will see the Government highlight their view of country’s progress since assuming office in 2012.

Prime Minister O’Neill will begin the program with the Governments achievements in 2016 followed by a four-year summary of the country between 2013 and 2016.

This will be followed by State of the Economy presentation focused on the 2016 Budget Performance and 2017 Budget Framework, by Treasurer, Dairi Vele.

Over the two days the summit will also involve presentations from the private sector on PNG’s economy as well as viewpoints from donor agencies on PNG’s progress.

Updates will also be given on the investments made into key infrastructures such as road and bridges, wharves and airports, and the impacts of the Tuition Free fee policy and free health care policies.

There will also be several presentations from provinces and districts.

The Leaders Summit is the country’s annual premier event of the year,

bringing together national, provincial and local level governments, government department and statutory agencies heads and commodity boards, as well as private sector bodies and development partners.

The annual event provides a forum for presentation of reports on achievements and disappointments experienced at all Government levels.

The theme for last year’s summit was "Consolidating the gains and growing the economy”.

This year’s event is the ninth installment of the annual occasion with the theme ‘Our 5 years achievement: Next 5 years in the balance.

Cedric Patjole