PM Marape: PNG continues to benefit from work of late Sir Mekere

Papua New Guinea continues to benefit from the reforms set in place by former Prime Minister, the late Sir Mekere Morauta.

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape , when paying his respects to late  Sir Mekere in Parliament this afternoon, said  monumental among  his achievements were reforms in the country’s financial institutions and State-owned enterprises.

Sir Mekere  passed away  in  Australia last December, and buried on Independence Hill, Waigani in January 2021. “Sir Mekere served as our country’s sixth prime minister. “He was, before politics, a very-distinguished public servant. He stands among giants of our country.”

Mr Marape  said, although Sir Mekere was Prime Minister for three short years, the nation  benefited  from some of the reforms he put in place during his tenure, from 1999 to 2002.

“I stand here today, not just as Prime Minister representing the country, but also on behalf of my children and wife, on behalf of my people of Pori and Tari, to pay respect in this first instance to the late Sir Mekere Morauta.
“We respect him for his work and contribution to the country.

“May his memory guide us into the future.”Mr  Marape also welcomed Kandep MP Hon. Don Polye and Bougainville Regional MP Hon. Peter Tsiamalili Jr to Parliament,