The Prime Minister said this in response to the request of the Member for Western Province, Toboi Awi Yoto to transfer the state’s shares to the people pf Western Province.
He said the entire country, not just the Western Province has needs. PM Marape emphasized that it is essential that resources be shared equally throughout the country.
The former O’Neill government had decided that one third in shares would go back to the people of Western Province and two-thirds to the State.
PM Marape said he believed this to be a fair call and thus has actioned that decision.