Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    11 September 2020
    CABINET HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS COUNCIL

    The National Executive Council has recently approved the appointment of the new Chairman and Members of the National Honours and Awards Council (here in referred to as Council).

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape said Cabinet has also approved to rescind the previous decisions in relation to the

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    03 September 2020
    Misleading publication by Post Courier that Gamato ousted as the Electoral Commissioner: Patilias Gamato not ousted but suspended.

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, clarifies that Mr. Patilias Gamato was suspended on full pay and not ousted as reported in the Post Courier of 3rd September 2020.

    “On the 03rd of September 2020, Post Courier ran an online publication and published in the front page of its daily Post

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    03 September 2020
    Prime Minister Marape meets UK Minister for the Pacific and theEnvironment, Rt. Hon. Lord Goldsmith

    Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP recently had a virtual meeting with the Rt. Hon. Lord (Zac) Goldsmith, the United Kingdom (UK) Minister for the Pacific and the Environment.

    Their discussions focussed on COVID-19, Climate Change, Forestry, Trade and the UK’s candidacy for the position of

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    25 August 2020
    PM Marape launches PNG Connect Infrastructure Development Programme

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP officially launched the Papua New Guinea Connect Infrastructure Development Programme today at the APEC Haus, Port Moresby.

    The Prime Minister said the PNG Connect Programme will build roads and maintain existing roads that will connect villages that have

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    24 August 2020
    me Minister Marape officially launch PNG Sustainable Development Goal 13 Roadmap

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has officially launched the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Goal 13 Road Map on television, on Monday, 24th of August 2020.

    Prime Minister Marape said Papua New Guinea recognizes the enormous challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, that 2030 is

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    21 August 2020
    Prime Minister Marape and Japan Minister for Foreign Affairs sign Statement of Intent between the two countries

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape MP, and Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs His Excellency Tosihimistu Motegi signed a Statement of Intent between the two countries today at the Airways Hotel, Port Moresby.

    “The Statement of Intent reaffirms the strong bilateral relations between PNG and

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    21 August 2020
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE LAUNCHES SEVERAL IMPACT PROJECTS IN USINO BUNDI ELECTORATE

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape MP officially launched and witnessed several impact projects in the Usino Bundi Electorate of Madang Province yesterday.

    The projects include opening and launching of the Bige Bridge, which is part of the Usino to Yal road, which is 45km long to connect the

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    18 August 2020
    NEC APPROVES FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN PNG AND OTHER COUNTRIES

    The National Executive Council has approved the Framework Agreement on Development and Technical Cooperation between PNG and other countries.

    The Framework is a process or mechanism through, which PNG can enhance and diversify its relations with individual countries or foreign governments.

    The

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    18 August 2020
    NEC APPROVES EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION POLICY FOR PNG

    The National Executive Council has recently approved PNG’s Early Childhood Education Policy 2020 for implementation.

    It design ways on how to educate the future generation (children from age 0-8 years) live better lives and contribute meaningfully towards the country’s progress.

    Early Childhood

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    18 August 2020
    NEC APPROVES PROPOSAL TO DECLARE PNG A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY

    The National Executive Council has approved a proposal to declare Papua New Guinea as a Christian Country.

    PNG is founded on two basic principles on, ‘our cultural heritage and our Christianity’’, as declared in the preambles to the Constitution, which provides the cornerstone to its’ existence.

    The Prime

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    28 July 2020
    PM MARAPE CONVEYS CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING OF SIR LING JAMES SEETO

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, has expressed Papua New Guinea’s deepest sympathies to the immediate families of the Late Sir Ling James Seeto.

    Prime Minister Marape said Sir Ling has had vast contributions towards the business community throughout PNG and he will be missed dearly by

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    28 July 2020
    PM MARAPE SAYS LATE WAYNE GOLDING WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT LOCAL SMES

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP says the Late Wayne Golding, was a genuine Entrepreneur who was keen on promoting the local SME sector in the country.

    He said this when passing his condolences to the family of the Late Wayne Golding and the especially the PNG Business Council.

    Prime

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    27 July 2020
    NEC APPROVES JOMARD PASSAGE A MANDATORY MARINE SEA PILOTAGE AREA

    The National Executive Council has recently approved the Jomard Passage in the waters of Milne Bay Province as a Mandatory Pilotage and Marine Conservation area.

    It means the marine life surrounding the Jomard Island is extremely diverse in nature and must be protected from impacts of shipping

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    27 July 2020
    NEC APPROVES PNG’S FIRST NATIONAL COMPETITION POLICY

    The National Executive Council has recently approved the country’s first National Competition Policy for implementation.

    Over the past 16 years, Papua New Guinea has had in place legislation for consumer protection, regulations for monopolies and fairness of market but no clear competition policy to

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    27 July 2020
    NEC APPOINTS SPECIAL LANDS TITLES COMMISSION FOR KAINANTU GOLD MINE

    The National Executive Council has recently approved the appointment of a Special Lands Titles Commission to look into landownership issues over the Kainantu Gold mine project in
    Eastern Highlands Province.

    It will hear disputes which are long outstanding that previous attempts have failed.

    The Prime

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    09 June 2020
    PRIME MINISTER PARTICIPATES IN FIRST INTER-SESSIONAL SUMMIT OF THE OACPS LEADERS VIRTUALLY WITH MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

    The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Hon. James Marape called on the World Health Organization (WHO) last week to assist the most vulnerable developing nations such as PNG and the smaller island nations of the Pacific, Caribbean and Africa, to procure vital gear and equipment for COVID-19 with

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    08 June 2020
    Prime Minister Marape Secures K1.2 billion loan from IMF in Major Vote of Confidence In PNG

    The Marape-Steven Government has secured a K1.2 billion soft loan following an IMF board vote on Friday 5 June 2020. This landmark achievement is a strong vote of confidence in the Marape Government from the international community.

    Prime Minister Marape was delighted that Treasurer Ian

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    08 June 2020
    PPM MARAPE SAYS THE NID PROGRAM WAS A FAILURE

    Approved for Release: Monday 08th, June 2020.

    The Prime Minister Hon James Marape MP has expressed concerns that the PNG National Identity-NID Program was a failure and not many citizens have been registered.

    He said this last week Friday (05/06/20) when responding to questions from Opposition MP,

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    04 June 2020
    PM Marape thanks the Bougainville Referendum Commission for successful Referendum

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, thanked the Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) for conducting a successful Referendum in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

    The Prime Minister made the acknowledgement when receiving the Bougainville Referendum Report from the Commissioners of the

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    04 June 2020
    PM MARAPE CONGRATULATES QUEEN ELIZABETH II A HAPPY 94TH BIRTHDAY

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has congratulated the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II on her 94th birthday this year, 2020.

    Prime Minister Marape said Her Royal Highness has been a symbol of the democratic and West Minister System of Government Papua New Guinea enjoys, which it

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