7 Jan 2013

PNG health minister stops overseas department's overseas travel

3:21 pm on 7 January 2013

Papua New Guinea's health minister, Michael Malabag, has put a stop to all overseas trips by the department of health top management, including himself.

Mr Malabag has told the Post Courier newspaper that 2013 is the year of implementation of what is put down in the budget.

He says there have been a lot of so-called fact-finding trips abroad by huge delegations without any tangible development afterwards.

Mr Malabag says PNG people have been deprived for too long and a country with so much resource must be translated to be felt by the people.