10 May 2012

PNG prime minister promises voters big spending on health and education

7:21 pm on 10 May 2012

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says that if returned to power after this year's elections, he will pour greater resources into improving education and health services.

Mr O'Neill's People's National Congress party is campaigning on a policy platform that focusses on building these core services, as well as rehabilitating key infrastructure throughout the country.

He says addressing these critical areas of the nation's development will allow PNG to continue on its path of economic growth.

Mr O'Neill says that his major policy of introducing free education over recent months will keep rolling out:

"We now have an established track record. And the country and our citizens know very well that we can deliver on the commitments that we are making, and I can say that we have a very stable policy direction, a plan that will take this country into a new level of development, and I believe that our people will respond positively in the coming elections."

Peter O'Neill.