Abau MP Sir Puka Temu has called on the government to fix the underlying issues PNG Power is faced with amidst the ongoing power outages experienced in the National Capital District and provincial centres around the country.
He made this call in parliament this week based on a report by the media highlighting the issues that he said needed answers to.
Sir Puka asked the Prime Minister James Marape for his government to attend to this issue by appointing a board for the State Owned Entity, carry out an internal audit and offset the debts PNG has with independent power producers.
He said while there are so many other issues that need to be attended to, he believes the Marape government can attend to this issue now and ensure this issue is resolved.
Mr Marape in response said since taking office in 2019, his government has placed its focus on four SOE’s, inclusive of PNG Power, to carry out reforms and improve their business operations.
He described PNG Power as a “sick organization” that requires special care and the government is well aware and working on addressing its issues.