Marape said his statement was one of the most reckless statements by a Member of Parliament in the history of the nation.
“He is telling investors to wait until next year to create new jobs.
“How could any Member of Parliament actively campaign against the creation of new jobs for our country?"
Marape said the investment climate in Papua New Guinea remains positive and the economic fundamentals of the economy are sound.
“We are facing global economic headwinds with depressed commodity prices, but the market is returning to better pricing levels.”