2023 budget

NIPG commit over K3m for law and order

He said that is why the New Ireland Provincial Government is allocating K3.917 million towards Law and Order.

 “We are putting K1.25 million for policing and to implement the resettlement and enforcement of Vagrancy Act,

“K1 million for Police and CIS, K500,000 for Provincial Law Enforcement.

“K1.017 million for Village Court and Land Mediation Officers”, he added.

For the Local Level Government level he said K5.5 million has been allocated to build LLG staff houses for the Ten LLGs which will complement the Council Chambers already built at the LLG’s.

NIP gov’t prioritizes infrastructure in budget

He said the infrastructure budget for this year is K113,700,000.

This is an increased funding of K28,282,412 compared to K85,417,588 funding allocation in 2022 Budget.

“Our focus now is the transformation of West Coast Highway to have a better sealed road from where we have started with 5km sealing from Para Junction at Lamusmus to Panameko and will continue sealing for another 10km with total funding of K15 million in this budget.

Budget rollout set for 2023

He shared this during the handover of the audited financial accounts for Mineral Resources Development Company for years 2018-2019. 

Prime Minister Marape stated that a record budget K24 billion was delivered and look forward to fully rolling out the budget, tailored to lift the people tin helping the people to a better place.

“You will see more allocation to the police for the first time including retiring former police awards that no government has attended to them in the past. We putting money for additional 20 Supreme Court and National Court judges.