Morobe Governor Backs Asylum Deal

Morobe Governor, Kelly Naru, has thrown his support behindthe Manus Asylum centre deal.


“Regionallythe deal is good for Papua New Guinea”said Naru
Naru saidthe positive impact ofthe deal mustn’t be ignored, as it will bring tangible economic growth to Morobe andthe country.


Naru said he supports change that will be beneficial to Morobeatns and all Papua New Guineas.


Australia is givin PNGthe finance to fix three of its regional hospitals and Angau’s long awaited reconstruction will now happen throughthe asylum centre deal.


Naru believes Papua New Guineamust stand up and respond to calls by its neighbors like Australia in a way that mutually benefits both countries.


Kelly Naru’s stand is in vast contrast to former governor Lther Wenge’s hard-line stance against past Australian interventions such asthe Enhanced Cooperation Agreement (ECP) that could have seen a decrease in Lae’s crime rate.


The Morobe Governor is notthe first Morobeatn MP to agree withthe deal, Kabwum MP, Beb Dadae, was anther who voiced his support.


“I thinkthe two Prime Ministersmade a rational decision,” said Dadae.

While church groups in Morobe Province have given strong opposition towardthe deal,the government has already signedthe deal allowingthe boat people to settle inthe Manus Centre.

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