2017 Prime Minister’s Back-to-Business Breakfast

PNG rode storm quite well: O’Neill

“We did not increase taxes and we did not cut core services,” Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said during last week’s 2017 Prime Minister’s Back-to-Business Breakfast.

“Our Government was proactive in cutting waste in the public service, and we put some non-priority infrastructure projects on hold.

“These pressures all occurred at a time when our country was facing one of the worst drought in recent memory.”

O’Neill said this affected food supplies in communities vulnerable to extreme weather. The situation was further worsened by climate change.

Govt placed additional 1 mil children in school: PM

This was the message from Prime Minister Peter O’Neill during the ‘2017 Prime Minister’s Back-to-Business Breakfast’ last week.

He said they achieved this by investing over K3.5 billion in direct funding to schools through the Tuition Fee Free education program.

“Today, we have two million children in school – close to half of them are girls,” said the PM.

“We know there have been problems in getting so many children into school in a short period of time.

“This has meant more children are in each class, and student to teacher ratios have increased.