Posted By Staff Reporter
Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill presented K200,000 to the 14th Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELC) National women’s conference in Boana station of Nawaeb district in Morobe yesterday.
The token equaled Morobe Governor Kelly Naru’s donation of the same amount from the provincial purse to assist the mothers from the 17 ELC districts in PNG partake in the week-long conference opened on Sunday.
Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill received the first drafted five year development plan for ELC mothers in the country to be presented to planning Minister Charles Abel who is responsible for the recently approved national Government church partnership program (CPP). In receiving the plan Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said for the past 40 years PNG has come up with many plans and very little tangible results but today this plans must be actioned.
Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said in the last two years PNG has changed because the Government has showed commitment in the five basis pillars of education, health, law and order, economy and infrastructure. "The number of students going to school has doubled from one million to two million in the last two years alone," he said.
He reminded the men folk that mothers are the backbone of the family and it is they must be nurtured and allowed to grow the society and nation as well. "Family planning is a big issue in PNG, let’s be responsible in creating and managing families giving priority to the wellbeing of the children," he said
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