5 Jun 2017

Former PNG political heavyweight seeks return to ring

From , 5:03 am on 5 June 2017

Much more investment and government attention needs to be directed towards rural development in Papua New Guinea, according to an election candidate.

A former deputy prime minster, Chris Haiveta is looking to re-enter parliament as the leader of PNG's Kantri Party, which is fielding 40 candidates in this month's election.

Mr Haiveta, who is contesting the Gulf Regional seat, says his party is looking to prioritise sustainable development through unlocking the potential of the primary sector.

He told Johnny Blades this is something that has not been done by recent governments.

Roadside market in rural Papua New Guinea.

Roadside market in rural Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades