MINISTER for State Enterprises and State Investment Ben Micah says institutions in the country are weakening and must be empowered to have greater credibility and integrity.
Micah said Papua New Guinea’s human resources must be empowered by quality education as well as having visionary leaders.
He was addressing the PNG Port’s 7th Huon seminar yesterday at University of Technology, in Lae.
The seminar will feature professionals and academics presenting research papers covering education, social issues and technology over two days.
“We need to strengthen government institutions as they do not have the credibility and integrity of giving contracts, especially the coordinating institutions,” he said.
He illustrated the weakness in government institutions and cited the Lae roads rehabilitation.
He said Lae had a large concentration of engineers from many disciplines but because of the weak institutions, the contracted engineers were still building poor quality roads while the funds were being mismanaged.
Another example Micah pointed out was the corruption riddled national agriculture development plan (NADP).
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