Posted By Staff Reporter
Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill has put a stop to any more ground-breaking ceremonies on major government funded projects in the country.
The Prime Minister, who visited the electorates of Nipa-Kutubu and Kagua-Erave to launch and announce major projects in the two districts, said there was no need for ground breaking ceremonies.
"We have been breaking grounds for the last 40-years and there is no more grounds left to break. We must kick start projects and only open when projects are complete,” Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill told people who turned out at the two districts last week.
He told the people that the government for the first time was stable and ready to work hard over the five years to bring real change to the 89 districts and 24 provinces. He said the government had in place some good policies including free education, free basic health, infrastructure development, law and order, and economic growth through SME initiatives.
"In the last four years this government has honored its commitment to free education which has save close to two million children in the country," he said. "For the next five years we will build infrastructures, more classrooms, more teachers housing, more universities and technical colleges.
"We have started work. For the last 40 years we forgot about our children.” He said the government will build new nursing colleges and hospitals to look after the young, sick and old people.
"A lot of our people are dying young. The average age of our country does not reach 60 years. It is down because our health system does not assist the old and the sick," he said "That is why the Government has started the free health policy."
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