Many people from Manus are still not aware ofthe Manus Asylum Seeker Deall.
The number of people who spoke atthe Manus Provincial DayCelebrations held in Port Moresby’still didn’trsquo;t knowthe benefits ofthe Deall.
While people enjoyedthe Garamut beat atthe Besini grounds, those who came to withnessthe Manus Provincial Daycelebrations gave views onthe Manus Asylum Seeker deal.
Organisers ofthe eventoUPNG Manus Students Association headed by President John Minei said whilethe deal has its benefits, Manus must be developed first.
“ther provinces are benefiting and how about Manus? We have Lorengau General Hospital and Somare Highway,” he said.
There were mixed feelings asthe people from Manus residing inthe Nation’s Capital deliberated onthe issue.
“Our generation is expanding and we needthe land to cater for the people inthe future&hellipthe government’should have properly consultedthe landowners before bringing in asylum seekers.”
thers were glad Manus was chosen asthey can now see much needed development.
thers who attended weren’t fully aware ofthe issue and opted not to respond. NCD Governor Powes Parkop who hails from Manus also attendedthe special day.
thers took advantage ofthe day and sold some traditional items. Theresa Nih from Manus Island who displayedtheir shell and beatds collections fromthe seas of Manus.
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