The Government continues to help but does not interfere with the administration, management or the running of the game, explained Tkatchenko.
He explained that what was done to get rugby league back on track will be done for union as well.
Tkatchenko supports and will push for PNG Rugby Football Union management and administration to get the sport back on its feet for the benefit of everyone, without fear or favour.
The Government has done a lot for rugby union in over four years, said the Minister. It has funded development programs and delivered a K16m world standard facility at Bava Park, which is now ready for official handover to PNGRFU.
The Sports Ministry, under the Sports Enhancement Program, has funded over K400,000 for development programs like the Junior Rugby Development Programs and rugby 7s tournaments.
The Ministry also stepped in to fund and ensure that two FORU Cup campaigns were a success through logistics and national team preparations.
In addition, it has supported the national teams’ international preparations and participation over the four years.