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PNG Sets Up Fire Appeal Secretariat

A Fire Appeal Secretariat has been set up to assist Australia as the country faces Bushfires across the country.

Prime Minister James Marape is the Patron, while the Chairman of the secretariat is Paul Nerau and Deputy Chairman Samson Komati.

The Fire Appeal Fundraising is expected to run for 3-6 months to allow fundraising efforts to go across PNG.

Deputy Chairman Samson Komati stating that Australia has been with PNG through all Natural Disaster and has Given aid in the Millions to PNG, it is only right that PNG assist in any way they can.

Environment Minister Wera Mori who coordinated the setting up of the Fire Appeal says the fundraising effort will complement the National Governments’ efforts.

The Minister also clarifying that the Prime Minister is aware of the situation in Australia and once cabinet meets on the 15th of January will they announce their government assistance.

Meanwhile, an appeal is going out to All Papua New Guineans, Private Sector and Churches to give what they can.

The account details will be released to the public on Monday.

By Adelaide Sirox Kari – EM TV News, Port Moresby

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