PNGs 'Deputy Opposition leader and Member for Wau/Bulolo District Mr Sam Basil says the government and the members of the cabinet should stop pretending that the country is not experiencing economic problems.
Mr. Basil made these comments following a string of armed robberies on business houses that have occurred in Lae since last week with the most recent incident yesterday at Plumtrade Plumbing and Building Supplies, as well at two other locations.
Mr. Basil says Lae City is important to the other eight districts of the Morobe Province and with the recent events of armed robberies, leaders within the province should be concerned.
He went on to say that Papua New Guinea is going through a recession and the government should admit about the country’s situation saying that the rise of social problems especially in urban areas in the country is a clear indication that there exists economic problems.
“All we are asking for is that the Prime Minister on behalf of the Government own up that we do have a crisis here, an economic situation, and it’s taking a cascading effect into the economy, criminal elements, and business houses…” says Basil.
“We are having a recession, and it’s taking a toll on our people, law and order now is suffering” Mr. Basil said.
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