Marking two years of her governance, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has enlisted few of her many achievements and contributions for the betterment of the country.
From creating jobs, protecting environment, fixing hospitals and making homes, Arden takes the New Zealanders through her government’s performance card.
40th Prime Minister and the third woman Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda while taking onto the chair on October 26, 2017 vowed that her government would be “focused, empathetic and strong”.
Now marking two years in the government, Arden took to the social media and posted a video of a challenge given to her by her team to run through a list of her achievements over the last two years within two-minutes.
In the video, Jacinda mentions that her government passed the Child Poverty Reduction Act and confirmed child poverty reduction targets; provided an across-the-board funding increase to Early Childhood Education – the first increase in ten years; began Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions.
In terms of improving health sector, she mentioned about funding a new universal frontline mental health service which is expected to help 325,000 people with mild to moderate mental health and addiction needs. She added about making free mental health care available for over 10,000 people aged 18 to 25, with mild to moderate mental health needs – through the Piki programme.
Her government launched the Mana Ake programme, putting mental health support in every primary and intermediate school in Christchurch and Kaikour.
Speaking of her contributions towards improving employment in the country, Jacinda told that unemployment is at its lowest level in over a decade, and wages are up 4.4% in the last year alone; 92,000 new jobs have been created under her Government.