PM Marape presents K1.8m to Australia Fire Appeal

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.

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape presenting a dummy cheque to Australian High Commissioner to PNG, H.E. Jonathan Philp (photo credit: PM’s Media Unit)

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