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Government to stage Planning Summit

National Planning Minister Richard Maru has announced the Government is planning a Planning summit next year.

The Minister made this remarks following questions raised by Maprik MP John Simon on the distribution of wealth to districts and provinces.

Minister Maru said the Government is also considering a policy that will guide districts and provinces in delivering services to meet the development agenda of the Government.

“I will call for a first of its kind Planning Summit. All MPs will meet with me to discuss and plan proper development for our provinces and districts. We need to develop economies for all our provinces so they don’t rely on Waigani,” said Minister Maru.

Minister Maru has come under public scrutiny because of delays and issues in the National Identification System. The situation has been aggravated now that there was a recent announcement made by the Minister to charge the public to register under the system.

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