Promise to get unemployed PNG youth into police, army

11:16 am on 8 May 2017

Papua New Guinea's opposition leader is promising compulsory service to provide work for the country's youth.

PNG Opposition Leader Don Polye campaigning

PNG Opposition Leader Don Polye campaigning Photo: supplied

Don Polye, who is campaigning for the election in Vanimo, says his Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party will establish colleges in each region to train people to become police, defence and prison officers.

He said all these sectors were significantly understaffed.

Mr Polye said he would also ensure there were improved vocational training facilities for those that don't want to join the disciplined forces.

He said his party would develop tourism and agriculture to provide these jobs.