Alotau Accord 2 to be signed tonight

​Incumbent Prime Minister and leader of the People’s National Congress Party, Peter O'Neill and his coalition partners will be signing the Alotau Accord 2 tonight in Alotau, Milne Bay.

In a media briefing today, O'Neill said the Alotau Accord 2 once signed will be used as a guide for the government in the next five years.

"We look forward in implementing these programs listed in the accord as we have done in the first five years from 2012."

He said the accord will focus on strengthening the agendas of education, health and infrastructure as priority areas for the government.

"The new things prominent in the accord is to try and boost our economy and rebuilding agriculture as a priority to create jobs and opportunity for our people.

"Tourism is another big agenda item as well as reforms in the financial sector particularly the foreign exchange controls in terms of taxation"

He added that he will be working alongside everybody including those in the Kokopo camp to bring the country forward.

Meanwhile, a total of 56 MPs are currently in camp including the controversial MP elect for Gumine Nick Kuman.

Freddy Mou