This was the announcement made by Finance Minister James Marape after the National Executive Council gave its approval.
Marape says the districts will now be the point for coordinating relief supplies for those affected.
He says the districts are closer to the people and response would be much quicker.
“This will also avoid the layers of public service process that delay response to disasters like this,” he says.
The government has also given a Certificate of Inexpediency which will allow districts to get relief supplies from the following business houses