In an email to Loop PNG, Juffa said those figures, K600m, was from APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko, and not from the Opposition.
“The PM has accused the Opposition, or namely me, of plucking figures from thin air regarding hosting of APEC 2018.
“He has claimed that the Opposition has suddenly created a figure of K600m, which he says is not the true cost,” responds Juffa.
“However, these figures originate from the APEC Minister’s Office and was reported by media outlets.
“I do not deny we should host major events but at what cost and what benefit?