New political parties set to announce main policies

The new parties were announced and presented with certificates today as registered political parties approved by the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission.

They will meet in a one hour session on March 3 in Port Moresby to announce their four main policies that they will campaign on in the 2017 national election.

Registrar of Political Parties Dr Alphonse Gelu said the session will not be a debate but to allow the leaders of these parties to showcase themselves and their parties.

Duma: PNG has policies in place to protect resources

Duma was responding to questions raised by Gulf Governor Havila Kavo on policy guidelines to protect resources.

Kavo highlighted that many of our natural resources can be processed, extracted and developed into finished products in the country.

He asked if the Government has a defined industrialisation policy in place to process many of our natural resources like hydrocarbons, minerals, timbers, marine and all the energy resources. 

In response, Duma confirmed that there are many policies that are developed and promoted by various government departments.

Government to maintain major policies: O'Neill

He said major policies on education, health, infrastructure, law and order and economic development undertaken by the present Government are driving the nation forward. 

O’Neill added that Free Education being the top priority has enabled thousands of children to enrol in schools as ever experienced before and has relieved school fee burdens many parents have faced.

“Every children in this country deserves a better education to make a sound living in the future and it is this Government that is making it happen."