PNG to introduce pension program in 2015

Peter O'Neil
PM Peter O'Neil
Papua New Guinea (PNG) will introduce a pension program to support the elderly and disabled by 2015, Prime Minister Peter O’Neil announced in Wewak, East Sepik recently.

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.

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