Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has announced a new development in the current free education policy by passing a legislation to make it compulsory when he returns to form the next Government.
Mr O’Neill announced this in front of a huge crowd in Kudjip, Jiwaka Province yesterday (14/06/12).
The Prime Minister and People’s National Congress Party leader was in Kudjip to endorse four candidates contesting in the Jiwaka Province under the PNC banner.
The candidates are Michael Mell for Jiwaka Provincial Seat, William Ekip for Anglimp-South Waghi, Francis Joe for Jimi Open and Benjamin Mul for North Waghi.
Mr O’Neill said no government has ever implemented a successful free education policy like he did when he was in government during the last ten months despite criticism from various individuals.
He said he will pass legislation on the floor of Parliament to make the on-going free education policy compulsory to ensure no future governments will change this policy.
He said in 2014 alone, the economy of the country will be doubled due to the LNG projects and he will use revenue earned from these resources to implement the compulsory free education policy.
He told the cheering crowd of Jiwaka that he is confident of forming Government after next month and ready to implement this new twist in the free education policy.
He urged the people to vote candidates who are contesting under his PNC Party ticket as he will need numbers to form the next government in order to fully implement such policies.
From Kudjip, the Prime Minister flew to Kerowagi in the Simbu Province to endorse candidates there who are contesting under the PNC Party.
Mr O’Neill will be in the Highlands throughout this week up until June 23 to campaign for his PNC party candidates.