Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is calling on the public to submit their views for his last policy address in October. In a video uploaded to the website for the policy address yesterday, Tsang said the government has rolled out major policy initiatives over the last few years to promote political, economic and social development. He added that the government has made good progress in such initiatives as the statutory minimum wage and helping key industries. Yet he admitted there were areas the government still needed to do more to improve matters. 'Hong Kong people have clearly voiced concern over soaring property prices, which were not anticipated in 2007, a widening wealth gap, the provision of services for the elderly and the need for more comprehensive retirement protection,' he say in the video. Heeding his call, Dennis Ng Chih-yan, a 17-year-old student at Ho Fung College, suggested the poor should have more say in policy-making. Another student, 18-year-old Kenneth Chu Kar-long, pointed to high property prices. 'Extremely few people in Hong Kong can afford a decent home. That gives rise to social conflicts and adversely affects Hong Kong,' the student said. Chu said that construction of new public housing would prove beneficial. Linus Yau Yik-lok, 18, a student at the University of British Columbia, said there was a serious breakdown in communication in society. 'This can be seen on a political level with governmental infighting, and also with families where parents want everything to be done their way,' he said. Anyone who wishes to take part in the public consultation can visit www.policyaddress.gov.hk .