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PNG government spending K8 million to entertain one of the world’s richest men

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Mothers are forced to give birth on the floor yet K8 million is being wasted on one of the world’s richest men

The PNG government is spending K8 million of YOUR tax payers money to prepare for the visit of Prince Charles in November

While PNG maternal mortality rates are among the worst in the world and school and health facilities cry out for basic supplies, K8 million is being wasted on one of the world’s richest men.

Charles is the owner of the vast Duchy of Cornwall estate in the UK, which stretches over 135,000 acres across 23 counties mainly in the south-west of England. The estate is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion and provides Charles with an annual income of over $50 million.

But rather than providing basic services for the women and children of PNG this is what Peter O’Neill and his government is choosing to spend YOUR money on:

  1. Cleaning seats at Sir Hubert Murray stadium.
  2. Buying new uniforms for soldiers from Moem Barracks
  3. Fixing the lane in the highway on whichCharles will travel from the airport.
  4. Buying new escort vehicles.
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  1. Leo Vincent
    October 17, 2012 at 6:06 am

    It is sad the “Yesa Masta” mentality has rooted into our culture. K8 million spending for the royal visit signifies the existance of the Yesa Masta syndrome.
    We say we r independent and civilized. Are we? How about our parroting atitude on western culture. It is just the same as the cockatoo imitating from its owner,” Coky Kaikai” but doesn’t understan its meaning.
    When will PNG be fully independent in ALL avenues of life? Socially,culturally,economically,technolocally and so fort.

  2. JUDY
    October 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Who are we trying to impress,they already know we are third world country!So why is he coming back to PNG,what is the good reason for this super rich man coming here for.I would not be entertaining him.He was born with a golden spoon in his mouth,my goodness,why are wasting all that money for him?He should be giving us money to help our country,we are in dire need of everything that his country has.PNG wake up from your sleep.

  3. P. Urilly
    October 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    What is the government hiding underneath the carpet worth K8 million? Let’s expose the truth on the table to the outside world of lacked necessary basic services such as poverty, poor health services, education etc.. etc.. By the truth there, shall be some light. Let them see and determine.

  4. feekay
    October 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    What’s all the fuss about?? Her Majesty the Queen, ER11, is PNG’s Head of State, this is what we chose at Independence. We are part of the Commonwealth, this is what history chose for us. PNG by its own conscious choice and of its own conscientious volition entrenched into the pages of the Constitution that Queen of PNG is the English monarchy, for now it is the mother of Prince Charles. As it turns out, Prince Charles and Camella are par for the course. We gotta cop it sweet and cop it on both chins. Being members of the Commonwealth, and for that matter, member of the international community carries with it certain obligations. And with obligations come responsibilities and costs. OK, may K8million is a bit too rich – but that is how business is done in this country.

    • Up N. Coming
      October 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Come on ‘big talker’, it wasn’t a choice! While our ancestors were wearing leaves for clothes, Great Britain was expanding it’s empire around the world and we just happen to be one of the colonies that was captured in the process. There’s no need to make an impression by spending K8m, way beyond our means. Just allocate a small and reasonable budget and show the Queen’s son our real economic situation. Isn’t that one of the reasons why he is coming here to see for himself? GET REAL PNG!

  5. feekay
    October 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Up N. Coming – PNG chose to be a member of the Commonwealth and also made the political and constitutional choice for the monarchy to be the country’s head of state at indpendence. We could have have decided for our own Prez or PM to be HofS like Nauru, Vanuatu and a whole host of former British colonies in Africa – and still be in the commonwealth. K8m is over the top but there you are! That’s the REALITY!

  6. LOCAL STUDENT
    April 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Whts the fuss all abt the goverment spending 8million for prince charles in pom!Yes i wil say the goverment jst spend 8million on prince charles visitation not coz they wanted to jst see prince charles coming to our country BUT his visit to png will help and boost pngs economic over tym and another thing is tht the goverment has alson allocated moneys for each department in the country so as a normal country student ill say who goes agaaints this is stupid!!!

    hnks yhu all bata local school mangi no hard feelings

    • m k da beast
      December 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      our customary law dictates, by all means we sho some respect when a visitor of prominence intens to visit. dis is the png way.. da 8 million shows wat we can do for visitors like da prince himself.. wankain tasol, u sa kaikai rice na fish lo haud stap tasol wanla visitor lo longwe kam, umi sa painm dinau kakaruk raun ya.. the governmnt has no interests nd no intentions watsoever.. This is the PNG way guys.. pasin barata

  7. Jonny pow
    November 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    This just shows how despret we are to impress the the western fellow man.
    PNG open your eyes ,there is much more to develop than wasting this large amount to facilitate he’s coming….
    #helpPn

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