by Meriba Tulo – EM TV News, Port Moresby
There is a need to improve leadership through education and training in Papua New Guinea. And PNG’s closest neighbour, Australia, stands ready to assist.
Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, made these remarks at the launch of the Pacific Leadership & Governance Precinct.
The PNG Institute of Public Administration, as well as University of PNG are the biggest beneficiaries of this program.
Under this program, both institutions will receive new state-of-the-art buildings, which are aimed at enhancing the level of education and training –training aimed at developing the next generation of leaders within PNG’s public service.
According to Ms Bishop, the launch of the Pacific Leadership & Governance Precinct is all part of Australia’s commitment to PNG.
Also present at the launch was Public Service Minister Sir Puka Temu, Research Science & Technology Malakai Tabar, and PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato.