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    21 February 2021
    PM MARAPE SIGNS SPORTS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT IN RUGBY LEAGUE WITH AUSTRALIA

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape MP, has signed a sports partnership agreement on rugby league between PNG and Australia today (Sunday 21/02/21).

    He signed it witnessed by the Australian High Commissioner to PNG Jonathan Philp after they fare welled the PNG Hunters team to Queensland

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    21 February 2021
    PM MARAPE SENDS OFF AND WISHES PNG HUNTERS A GOOD GAME IN 2021 SEASON

     

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has called on the PNG SP Hunters Rugby League Team to play well for the country and is positive they can bring the Queensland Cup Trophy home.

    He said this today (Sunday 21/02/21) when fare welling the team who were boarding an Air Niugini charter plane to

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    18 February 2021
    CABINET APPROVES 2019 CASA ANNUAL REPORT

    The National Executive Council recently approved the 2019 Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Papua New Guinea Annual Report. 

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, said the Annual Report is the 10th Report since the establishment of the Authority in 2010 and Cabinet in its deliberation on the matter

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    18 February 2021
    CABINET APPROVES HOME OWNERSHIP, FRESH PRODUCE STORAGE FOR AGRO SECTOR

    The National Executive Council recently approved the initiative taken by the Department of Agriculture & Livestock to develop land for its staff homes and a fresh produce storage facility. 

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, made this announcement saying the Government through the

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    18 February 2021
    CABINET ENDORSES PUBLIC SECTOR REFORMS AND COST CONTROL WORKSHOP OUTCOMES

    The National Executive Council recently endorsed the Public Sector Reforms and Cost Control Workshop outcomes. 

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP said the Public Sector Reforms and Cost Control Workshop’s primary objectives were: 

    1. To inform, share and make awareness of what the Department of
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    18 February 2021
    CABINET APPROVES MOU BETWEEN PNG AND CHINA ENTERPRISES ASSOCIATION IN PNG INC

    The National Executive Council recently approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Papua New Guinea and China Enterprises Association in Papua New Guinea Inc. (CEAPNG). 

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, said Cabinet noted the proposed MOU between the Government of Papua New

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    18 February 2021
    NEC APPROVES AMENDMENTS TO LAE AND KOKOPO CITY AUTHORITY ACT 2015

    The National Executive Council recently approved amendments to the Lae and Kokopo City Authority Act 2015 to enable their Members of Parliament to be on the Boards. 

    By virtue of their position as Members of Parliament for Lae and Kokopo Open Electorates they are automatically Chairman of the

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    18 February 2021
    CABINET ENDORSES NATIONAL ENERGY AUTHORITY BILL 2020

    The National Executive Council recently endorsed the National Energy Authority Bill 2020. 

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, said energy plays a critically important role in driving the economic development and industrialisation of Papua New Guinea. 

    He said the National Energy Authority

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    18 February 2021
    NEC APPROVES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL SHIPPING SERVICE PROGRAM

    The National Executive Council has recently approved the establishment of a National Shipping Service Program (NSSP) as a delivery mechanism for the provision of reliable, affordable and sustainable sea transport connectivity services for rural Papua New Guinea. 

    It has approved for the

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    18 February 2021
    NEC APPROVES IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP SERVICE (AMENDMENT) BILL 2020 AND EMPLOYMENT OF NON-CITIZEN (AMENDMENT) BILL 2020

    The National Executive Council recently approved the Immigration and Citizenship Service (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Employment of Non-citizen (Amendment) Bill 2020, and authorized for their distribution to Parliament. 

    This was revealed by Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP. He said Cabinet

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    18 February 2021
    NEC ENDORSES NATIONAL FISHERIES STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2030

    The National Executive Council recently endorsed the PNG Fisheries Strategic Plan 2021-2030 for the next 10 years. 

    It provides the Strategic Road Map and Vision towards a broad-based fisheries sector and industry that is globally competitive, inclusive and sustainable. 

    The Prime Minister, Hon.

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    18 February 2021
    NEC ENDORSES NATIONAL POLICY ON PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERISM

    The National Executive Council recently endorsed the first government policy on Volunteers, titled National Policy on Professional Volunteerism, which falls under the National Volunteers Service of Papua New Guinea. 

    The NVS was established by an Act of Parliament in 1990 for the purpose of

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    31 January 2021
    PM Marape visits remote Jimi in Jiwaka

     

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape visited remote Kol in Jimi today (Sunday January 31st 2021) to conclude his three-day official visit to Jiwaka.

    PM Marape, who was accompanied by Religion Youth and Community Development Minister and Jimi MP, Hon Wake Goi and Jiwaka Governor Hon. Dr William

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    31 January 2021
    PM Marape launches Nasfund FM100 Talkback Show 2021
     
     
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has commended the Nasfund FM 100 Talkback Show for the important role it has been playing in dissemination of information to Papua New Guinea.
     
    He said this today when launching the popular radio show’s 2021 season, the second year in succession, after doing so last
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    31 January 2021
    PM Marape urges Jiwaka to go big into agriculture

     

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has urged the Jiwaka Provincial Government to rehabilitate and revive the rundown tea and coffee plantations in the Waghi Valley and other agricultural activities to create employment and generate income for the people.
     
    He said this last Friday (January 29th 2021)
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    31 January 2021
    PM Marape highlights need for technically-skilled people
     
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has highlighted to the people of Jiwaka the need for technically-skilled people.
     
    He said this last Friday (January 29th 2021) when launching the new Jiwaka provincial headquarters at Kurumul.
     
    PM Marape announced to the people of Jiwaka the Government’s decision to
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    30 January 2021
    PM Marape launches K200 million Jiwaka provincial headquarters
     
     
    Prime Minister Hon.James Marape launched construction of the K200 million Jiwaka provincial headquarters building at Kurumul in Jiwaka yesterday (Friday January 29th 2021).
     
    Kurumul will now be Jiwaka's provincial capital.
     
    PM Marape also announced the National Government’s commitment of K20 million
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    11 January 2021
    THE SIGNING OF THE JOINT COMMUNIQUE

    In furthering the Bougainville Peace process in the Post Referendum period and having met today, we officially reaffirm and assure the people of Papua New Guinea and Bougainville that the Governments of PNG and Bougainville are committed to the process of the joint consultations on the outcome of the

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    27 December 2020
    Ministers urge Tari-Pori people to listen to PM Marape
     
    Ministers Hon. William Samb and Hon. Tomait Kapili have appealed to the people of Tari-Pori and Hela to listen to their leader and the Prime Minister Hon. James Marape. 
     
    Transport Minister and Goilala MP Samb and Labour and Employment Minister and Lagaip-Porgera MP Kapili accompanied Prime Minister Marape
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    27 December 2020
    PM Marape appeals to people of Tari-Pori for forgiveness to heal differences
    Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, has appealed to his people of Tari-Pori to use the power of forgiveness to heal their differences and start new lives during this Christmas.
     
    He was speaking to hundreds of people at the Andaja Oval in Tari on Christmas Day. 
     
    Prime Minister Marape was
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