Thursday 21 May 2020
Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, today presented a cheque of K1,856,009.58 million to the Government of Australia to assist those affected by the fires in Australia, early this year.
This funds were raised through the PNG Hearts for Australia Fire Appeal 2020, by the PNG Government, business houses and individuals.
In conveying his sympathies to those affected by the fires, Mr Marape said it is not the amount that matters, it is the goodness and kind gesture of our hearts that matters.
“We owe it to each other as neighbours, friends and ‘wantoks’,” Mr Marape said.
He said our relations with Australia is not by choice and dates back many centuries.