2018 APEC Leaders Summit

PM questions Polye’s motives

These are the same senseless attacks the Opposition Leader made against the Pacific Games in 2015, stated the PM.

“The Leader of the Opposition is the most reckless and selfish individual that we have ever seen in the political history of this nation,” the Prime Minister said.

“He stands in the Parliament and says if he was Prime Minister he would cancel APEC in 2018.

“Well, he will be lucky to win in his seat of Kandep let alone to win Government, so no one has to worry about his threat.

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Opposition: Cancel APEC summit, save PNG economy
The Opposition warns that hosting the APEC summit in 2018 is a huge liability to the people and that it will worsen the country’s economic crisis.

K600 million for APEC unwise: Juffa

“Why is the National Government spending K600 million to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ summit when many government services are on life support?” Juffa asked.  

He said with the current economy condition and expected cuts to government expenditures in the 2017 National Budget, the money can be put to good use.

“K50 million allocated to this vital effort by churches came to a grinding halt in July and has already caused greater misery to those needing basic health care in remote areas that were often only serviced by church programs.