Kopkop showground

Government is bankrupt, claims Sir Julius

The definition of wealth, he says, is when people are rich, self-reliant and have improved living standards.

However, the Government keeps on borrowing money to repay loans while funding projects at the same time, claims the former prime minister.

He says we need good leaders who can lead during these difficult times and into the future.

Sir Julius made these remarks on Tuesday, during the launching of Kavieng district’s ward trucks, tractors and cooking ovens at the Kopkop showground.

New Ireland has highest population growth rate: Governor

New Ireland Governor and former prime minister, Sir Julius Chan, issued the call following the latest Health Department report.

According to the report, New Ireland is leading with a 4.5 percent population growth rate; the highest in Papua New Guinea.

Sir Julius revealed this to locals who had gathered to witness the launching of ward trucks and tractors yesterday at the Kopkop showground, Kavieng town.