Posted By Staff Reporter
The governor of Manus Island Charlie Benjamin says the province will not allow any refugees to settle there. A small number of asylum seekers have had their refugee claims recognised at Australia's detention camp on Manus Island.
Papua New Guinea has said it will resettle asylum seekers who are found to be refugees but the government is yet to identify locations for settlement. The governor for Manus Province Charlie Benjamin says it won't be on Manus.
"Being a small province we do not intend to have any permanent asylum seekers or those that have been granted status to be on this island, we would only be helping in processing."
Charlie Benjamin believes refugees will be accepted into the wider PNG community especially if they have the skills that the country needs.
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