PNG to introduce pension program in 2015
|PM Peter O'Neil|
The PM said the government would introduce the pension program to support elderly men and women who have reached retirement age and people living disabilities. . He said the plan is to help these special groups of people to sustain themselves.
He also announced the Compulsory National Youth Service (CNYS) will be implemented and young school leavers will have to join the army for a period of time before joining the workforce.
O’Neil said this would help the youths by instilling discipline.
O’Neil was in the province to support his People’s National Congress (PNC) party candidate for the Ambunti-Drekikir Open seat by-election, Ezekiel Anisi.
Anisi’s election was declared null after allegations of him being underage during the 2012 national general elections.