FREE EDUCATION, HEALTH, INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND POLTICAL STABILITY KEY INGREDIENTS TO SUCCESS – MARAPE
Minister for Finance Hon. James Marape addressed the huge crowd present in Nipa Electorate on Thursday that despite the country financial constraints the government had an obligation to develop the country.
“When previous governments experienced surplus budgets, they failed to deliver on effective service delivery. “
He said although the national government experienced budget constraints it had to borrow money to make sure government services were managed in the provinces.
“We will borrow to rollout free education, infrastructure and health care in the country.”
Mr Marape added that it was incumbent on the current government to deliver on projects in the country and that managing the debt level was equally important and reminded everyone that the government had not defaulted at any time in repaying its loan.
The Finance Minister also said that in order for the national government to achieve its vision for the country, political stability had to be maintained.