Speaking at the 2016 Leaders Summit recently in Port Moresby, O’Neill said: “The same encouragement we give to our big investors – must be extended to small and medium enterprises in our country.
“We are needing to adjust how Government does business, the world is becoming very competitive. Time and time again, our country has been riding the boom and bust cycle of the resources sector.
“We are not learning the lesson,” he said.
O’Neill told the leaders to expand the sectors of their economy and must do so now so that the foundations of our economy are sound.