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PNG Leaders Called on to Foster Economy Driven by the Locals

October 20, 2020
Radio New Zealand

A new report says Papua New Guinea's leaders should urgently change course and end the reliance on mining and logging.

The PNG civil society group, Act Now! with Jubilee Australia and the California based Oakland Institute has this month released "From Extraction to Inclusion."

They had shown that big extraction projects, oil and gas, copper and gold, and harvesting vast amounts of forest and planting oil palm, have done little to improve the lives of Papua New Guineans.

The Act Now! spokeperson, Eddie Tanago, said the wishes of the people have got to be put at the centre of any development discussion.