T.H.E policy will provide youth employment opportunities

The Triumph Heritage Empowerment (THE) Party's national compulsory youth service policy will provide employment for majority of the country's youths in the disciplined forces.

This was what Opposition Leader Don Pomb Polye told a political rally in Vanimo on Saturday (May 6).

Speaking at Wara Kongkong settlement in Vanimo, West Sepik Province, Polye said when in power, THE Party would establish a regional college each for the regions to train them to become police, defence and warder officers.

Polye said the United Nations ratio for one policeman to 300 people would be achieved, adding now only 8,000 police personnel are serving over eight million people.

He further said the country's military and Correctional Service would also be improved.

"We will also revive the vocational training facilities in the country to upskill others who do not want to serve the forces. Universities will be accredited to world standard, unlike today.

"These policies will help reduce law and order problems in the country as most problems are instigated by youths," he told them.

He said in order to strike a balance, the party would create industries in tourism and agriculture sectors to create employment for vocational college graduates.

He said the policies would be funded by K4 billion proceeds made annually from the sale of LNG cargoes.

The country's K3 billion loan liabilities, he added, will be relieved from the sale of 10.1 percent shares in the Oil Search Limited.

"We believe these policies will empower our youths to be independent financially," he said.

Press release