Challenging term of Parliament, says O’Neill

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has admitted that this term of parliament under his leadership was very challenging compared to the previous terms.

O’Neill made the statement today when officially opening the 2017 Leaders’ Summit in Port Moresby.

He said although many criticisms and other negative and bad comments have been raised agains them, his government has never failed its commitment in serving the people.

“We developed a core set of policies and commitments to our nation and were very busy implementing them.

“We never promise to take everybody to the moon, but to improve lives of so many people and our children.”

He added that the government had delivered all its commitments from the ‘Alotau accord’ when forming the government in 2012.

O’Neill stressed that the government’s core priority areas of education, health, infrastructure, law and order were all achievable.

He further reiterated that more females are now in school compared to the previous years since the inception of the free education policy by the government.

To date, about K3.4b has been budgeted for the free education policy.

He said although there are challenges faced in the delivery of the Tuition Fee Free (TFF) Policy, the government is still committed to its promise and will never let the people down.

The two day Leader’s Summit will end tomorrow (Tuesday).

Freddy Mou