1 Feb 2007

Australia's high commissioner to PNG keen for local people to get into business ventures

10:59 am on 1 February 2007

Australia's new high commissioner to Papua New Guinea Chris Moraitis is encouraging more local people to get involved in income-earning opportunities.

Mr Moraitis says while the government has recognised the importance of generating greater income earning opportunities for it's people which is included as one of the seven priority areas in the Medium Term Development Strategy there's been no increase in income for Papua New Guineans in the past two years.

He says the challenge is to make the goal a reality.