During Prime Minister’s visit to Manus, Australian High Commissioner tPNG Ian Kemish supported Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s call to transformthe temporary Asylum processing center at Lombrum, into a permanent regional center.
Mr Kemish said this mover will provide more job opportunities for the people of Manus.
“The direction is a permanent processing facility that will require construction which will involve employment that will require staffing and contractual work. I thinkthere is plenty of benefit in that sense to come for Manus Island and I’m very very happy about that and I believe you should be too,” said Kemish.
Currently,there are one hundred and sixty Papua New Guineas employed atthe center; sixty one ofthem are locals.
– Salome Vincent