By Fabian Hakalits – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, says this year was challenging for the National Government.
Despite critics and some political setbacks, the National Government was able to deliver to the people of this nation.
Speaking at the recent opening of the Six Mile Saraga Market in Port Moresby, Mr O’Neill says more developments are expected in the coming years.
It was a tough and challenging year, as described by the Prime Minister, because of the drop of international commodity prices, which in turn affected Papua New Guinea’s state of the economy.
On the contrary, the National Government delivered, with much focus on infrastructure development like roads and airports.
“This has not stopped us from delivering. We have delivered free education, free health care, strengthen law and order and we have allocated more funds into infrastructure like roads, bridges, airports and wharfs,” he said.
The Prime Minister was optimistic that change has happened in the rural areas so people can access all vital services.
“More money right into the rural communities that shows there is change.”
With good leaders, Papua New Guinea will move forward for the benefit of future generations.
“We strengthen our country and economy.”
Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, on behalf of the State, wished all citizens the blessings of Christmas.
“We wish every citizen of our beautiful country, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” the Prime Minister said.