4 Sep 2012

PNG's new woman Cabinet Minister to push for new hospital in Lae

1:41 pm on 4 September 2012

Papua New Guinea's new Minister for religion, youth and community development says her first priority is to build a hospital for her district of Lae.

Loujaya Toni is one of three women elected in PNG's recent election, and was appointed a minister in Peter O'Neill's cabinet.

She says she'll be looking at setting up a state of the art hospital Angau memorial hospital for the Lae district.

"The concentration I guess is on the district I come from because it's the people in my district that will vote me back and not so much Papua New Guinea. You see, you can't talk about develpment or other things unless people are in good health, they will enjoy other opportunities for economic development, so on and so forth."

Loujay Toni says she is working with other districts on projects for her ministry.