Whilst a number of Opposition Members were caught up VONC hysteria, the Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, and eight other Members of Parliament, including Finance Minister Hon. Sam Basil MP, and Communications Minister, Hon. Koni Iguan MP, were in Nawaeb District opening classrooms and dormitory today.
The Prime Minister and Members opened the new girl’s dormitory at the Lutheran High School, in Nawaeb District, Morobe Province today at the invitation of the Member for Nawaeb, Hon. Kennedy Wenge MP.
PM O’Neill’s delegation was welcomed at the Nawaeb District station by large crowd, that included students and parents of the Nawaeb Community and Lutheran High Schools.
The Prime Minister told the people that the National Government has demonstrated its commitment to addressing all our social and economic issues and delivering key services for people around the country.
“This Government has been and will always be committed our core policy platforms of free education, expanding healthcare and building the infrastructure our communities need to have better lives,” the Prime Minister said.
“As a developing country we face all of the challenges in the world, the ups and downs in revenue due to global forces, natural disasters, extreme weather and many other challenges, but we continue to deliver on the promises we have made.
“You can see developments and changes happening everywhere in our country. “You can see it in Nawaeb the change and development that is moving forward. “The new Girls Dormitory is an example of this Government’s policies.
“We are seeing a big increase in enrolment rates, and very importantly, more girls are attending school.
“I appeal to the people and Leaders of Nawaeb and Morobe to work together, with the Government, to continue the current phase of development and increased service delivery.
“There is no doubt, we have more to do and we are not where we want to be yet. But I can tell you that I have every confidence in the leadership of Sam Basil and Kennedy Wenge to drive this region forward.”
Community Leaders thanked the Prime Minister for visiting Nawaeb and Morobe.
“This shows that you are true leader and someone who has heart for the people,” local Member Kennedy Wenge said.
"We are happy, and we salute you. Keep doing the what you doing and the people of Nawaeb stand with you and your Government.
“Without your Government’s policies our children would not have the opportunity for better life and we will still be living in dark and insolation.”
The Members thanked the Prime Minister for the direction he was providing for the Nation, particularly through the District Services Improvement Program, that is empowering communities.