Manus still waiting for funding after 8 years, says governor

After 8 years, the people of Manus continue to wait for funding for projects committed by the previous Government, says Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin.

The governor told Parliament in this morning’s session that in 2008, the then government committed K140 million worth of projects to his province.

"Taim danis na garamut i pinis, olgeta i lus tingting lo displa ol komitment," Benjamin said. (After the dance and beat of drum ended, the then government forgot about its commitment.)

He asked Prime Minister Peter O’Neill if the current government can find the K36 million to seal the Lorengau to Manus Highway Road. This was one of the projects committed.

PM O’Neill, in response, said: "I am not aware of that particular commitment of K140 million projects to Manus, I was public service minister (that time) but did not attend the meeting”.

"I will seek advice from my works minister."

Charles Yapumi