Sir Michael calls for PNGDF call out in disaster times

PNG Defence Force must be actively engaged by the National Government to provide civic assistance when natural disasters occurs in the country, says East Sepik Governor Sir Michael Somare.

Sir Michael in a supplementary question directed to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said PNGDF expertise must be used whenever natural disaster strikes anywhere in the country.

 O’Neill in response said, that was the norm but will direct the National Disaster Office to do more consultation with PNGDF to use their expertise when needed.

Picture by Kennedy Bani. 

Charles Yapumi