PNG Bishops Fear Loss of Sustainable Development Program

The Papua New Guinea Bishops have expressed concern about the nationalisation of the Ok Tedi mine and the possible wind up of the Sustainable Development Program associated with it. They say:

“The Sustainable Development Program has supported hundreds of projects nationwide, partnering with organizations and communities to bring assistance where it is most needed, particularly in disadvantaged remote rural areas largely overlooked by government. It has done this with integrity, avoiding the stain of incompetence and corruption. Local organizations and communities know that if they are honest, willing to work hard and do their part in a spirit of self-reliance, they are likely to attract the attention of PNGSDP and receive assistance. Now it seems this will end.”

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