O’Neill: Country will change over time

PORT MORESBY – Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has given an undertaking that the country will not change overnight but will change over time.

Mr O’Neill visited his Ialibu-Pangia electorate on independence day to pass on his 39th independence anniversary message of hope and to thank his people to giving him the mandate to lead the country as PM.

“This government is committed to work in the districts, provinces and everywhere else in the country. For the first time in our history we are putting money into the districts,” the PM said.

“We cannot resolve all the issues that we have been carrying for 40 years, it will take time, that is why sometimes work is slow but do not be angry, nobody can do miracles and get work done faster.

“But one thing I can promise is that our country will change and will continue to change, it is only two years that we are in government.

“We went in 2012, three years but 2011 I had fight with a lot of people and the 45,000 people Ialibu-Pangia gave that mandate for me to help form the government.

“When we went into Parliament, PNG gave us the mandate, they did not give it to another person, they gave us 27 members and under the law, the party with the highest number will form government and it is still going strong with close to 91-92 members in the government.”