Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    24 January 2022
    PRIME MINISTER LEADS BY EXAMPLE

    Prime Minister James Marape led by example yet again sending a clear message to the people of Papua New Guinea that COVID-19 vaccinations were safe and available to all Papua New Guineans, and his Government was committed to ensuring that everyone who wants them – has access.

    Prime Minister joined his

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    23 January 2022
    AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS MARAPE’S CONNECT PNG PROGRAMME WITH SINGLE BIGGEST INVESTMENT FUNDING OF K1.48B FOR PNG PORTS

    The governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia have signed an agreement worth USD435 million (AD580 million or PNGK1.48 billion) for Australia’s funding of the refurbishment and upgrade of ports in PNG.

    The massive funding, to be executed through PNG Ports Corporation, is the biggest single

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    20 January 2022
    PM MARAPE COMMENDS PARLIAMENT FOR PASSAGE OF BILLS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has commended MPs from both sides of Parliament who supported passage of seven important bills on Thursday (January 20 2022).

    He especially singled out Justice Minister Hon. Bryan Kramer for pushing through five bills, and many more since he became minister,

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    20 January 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS NADZAB, LAE AND MOROBE SET TO BOOM

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says Nadzab in the Markham Valley, Lae and Morobe are set to boom with sealing of Yalu Bridge-Nadzab Section of the Highlands Highway, opening of Nadzab International Airport and building of Nadzab Satellite City.

    The Prime Minister said this today when announcing

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    19 January 2022
    PARLIAMENT PASSES MRDC AMENDMENT BILL

    Parliament today (January 19 2022) passed the Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC) Ltd Authorisation (Amendment) Bill 2021, after it was introduced by Prime Minister Hon. James Marape.

    The Bill allows for governance procedures relating to appointment of directors on the MRDC board, and the

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    19 January 2022
    PM MARAPE ANNOUNCES K138.5 CONTRACT FOR NEW BRITAIN HIGHWAY

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says a K138.5 million contract has been awarded for the New Britain Highway linking Kimbe in West New Britain to Kokopo in East New Britain.

    Cabinet last week approved K1.4 billion funding for new road contracts around the country, including the New Britain

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    19 January 2022
    "ENSURING AN EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT PUBLIC SERVICE MACHINERY TO DELIVER GOODS AND SERVICES TO OUR PEOPLE"

    Public Sector Reforms and Service Delivery

    An intrinsic feature of public sector reform in Papua New Guinea is its cyclical nature, with successive governments recycling similar reform initiatives.    Therefore, one must question the impact of reforms on public sector performance. In fact, the

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    18 January 2022
    PM MARAPE ASSURES PNG OF UPDATED COMMON ROLL FOR 2022 ELECTIONS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says counting of people for the 2022 General Election will continue at the council level as well as through the Common Roll update being conducted by the Electoral Commission.

    He said the 2020 National Census was not held as scheduled due to COVID-19 and the

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    16 January 2022
    PM MARAPE EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT SITUATION IN TONGA

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has expressed his concern about the situation in Tonga following Saturday's (January 15 2022) massive underwater volcanic eruption.

    He says the Government is closely monitoring the situation and will assist where it can.

    "I am greatly concerned about the situation

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    16 January 2022
    PM MARAPE CALLS FOR HIGH STANDARDS IN MENDI-TARI ROAD

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has called on Department of Works to engage independent  and reputable engineering companies to supervise sealing of the Mendi-Tari section of the Highlands Highway.

    He made the call in front of a massive crowd of thousands of people at Margarima in Hela on Friday

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    15 January 2022
    PM MARAPE ANNOUNCES AWARDING OF K1.4 BILLION OF ROAD CONTRACTS THROUGHOUT PNG

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has announced the awarding of more than K1.4 billion of new road contracts throughout Papua New Guinea.

    He announced the Cabinet decision before a massive crowd of thousands of people in rural Margarima, Hela, on Friday (January 14 2022).

    The K1.4 billion worth of

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    12 January 2022
    MARAPE GOVERNMENT PUSHES FOR TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS

    The Marape Government is pushing for Papua New Guinean school leavers to be picked up and trained as welders and tradesmen for the construction industry.

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape said this should be done instead of bringing thousands of foreigners for jobs nationals can do.

    He alluded to

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    10 January 2022
    PM MARAPE ANNOUNCES CABINET RESHUFFLE

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape today (Monday January 10 2022) announced a Cabinet reshuffle with six portfolios being rotated.

    This is in the wake of Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce and Industry Minister Hon. Sam Basil and Defence Minister Hon. Solan Mirisim being restored back to full office

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    10 January 2022
    PM MARAPE: AKOITAI, A TRUE ICON OF PEACE

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, in his farewell tribute to the Late Hon. Sam Akoitai, Member for Central Bougainville, said he was a true icon of peace.

    He was present in the mountains of Wakunai, Central Bougainville, yesterday, to farewell this great man of peace, as he (Akoitai) was laid to

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    05 January 2022
    PM MARAPE DIRECTS NEW DRUG PROCUREMENT SYSTEM

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has directed the Health Department to work on direct procurement of drugs and medicines from World Health Organisation-sanctioned manufacturers and do away with the current system introduced by the previous O’Neill government.

    He issued the directions after a

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    04 January 2022
    DEPUTY SECRETARY PROVIDES FOOD TO SECURITIES ON DUTY

     

    Deputy Secretary Mr Frank Aisi providing some sustenance for our Security Officers who are slogging it out, keeping an eye on the Sir Manasupe Haus and neighbouring Morauta House while we're all enjoying the Christmas and New Year festive shutdown period.

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    02 January 2022
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE AND MADAM RACHEL MARAPE IN MANUS FOR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP arrived in Manus on Friday (31/12/21) to celebrate the New Year with the people of Manus. He was accompanied by Madam Rachel Marape, the Minister for Commerce and Industry and Member for Goilala Open Hon. William Samb, MP, Ambassador Ivan Pomaleu and Senior

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    30 December 2021
    MESSAGE FOR THE NEW YEAR 2022 BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA HON. JAMES MARAPE, MP TO THE PEOPLE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    My Dear People of Papua New Guinea, I bring to you warm greetings for a happy, prosperous, and a very hope-filled New Year, 2022. 

    Whilst walking with optimism into 2022, I want to thank our God who looked after us in 2021 right through the burden of COVID-19 and economic hardship. 

    God’s watch over

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    24 December 2021
    Interim ICAC Chairman briefs Prime Minister Marape on recruitment process

    Interim Independent Commission Against Corruption Chairman Mr. Thomas Eluh, MBE and the Technical Team presented a brief to the Prime Minister James Marape recently on the appointment process for the ICAC Commissioner and two Deputies.

    The brief was presented at a meeting held on 22nd December

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    23 December 2021
    2021 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE BY: HON. JAMES MARAPE, MP PRIME MINISTER

    Christmas is a time of giving - It is a season to give back to our people of Papua New Guinea.

    In this festive period, let us come together and gratefully give to those in need, especially to our people in the rural communities – this is to commemorate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

    Giving is a choice

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