Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    18 August 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS K794 MILLION NADZAB AIRPORT WILL BE ‘GAMECHANGER FOR LAE, MOROBE AND PNG’

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the K794 million Nadzab Airport Redevelopment Project (NARP) will be “a gamechanger for Lae, Morobe and Papua New Guinea” when completed.

    He said this today (August 18 2022) after publication of the latest update of the project by National Airports Corporation

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    18 August 2022
    PM MARAPE WELCOMES SIGNING OF PORGERA SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENT

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has welcomed the signing of the Porgera Gold Mine shareholder agreement by Enga Provincial Government-owned Mineral Resources Enga (MRE) and landowners in Port Moresby today (August 18 2022).

    He said it was a “milestone achievement” towards reopening of the Porgera

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    18 August 2022
    PM MARAPE CONDEMNS BURNING OF BALLOT BOXES IN MENDI

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has condemned the burning of ballot boxes in the Mendi Police Station in Southern Highlands in the early hours of this morning (August 18 2022).

    He has described those who did this as “constitutional terrorists” who would be hunted down by the full force of the

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    17 August 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS GOVERNMENT AND PANGU PATI APPRECIATES ROLE OF A FREE MEDIA

    Prime Minister and Pangu Pati Leader Hon. James Marape says the Government and Pangu appreciates the role of a free media.

    He, however, cautioned the media to stay away from political and personal preferences.

    PM Marape said it was quite evident during the 2022 General Election that certain media

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    17 August 2022
    PM MARAPE ASKS FOR AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS SECTOR TO PARTNER PNG IN DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING AND INDUSTRIALISATION

    PRIME Minister Hon. James Marape is making a call on Australian businesses to consider importing more from Papua New Guinea to balance the disproportionate import-vs-export scale that the two countries have existing between them.

    He also wants to see more Australian investors partner with PNG to

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    16 August 2022
    PNG VISION 2050 TAKES CENTRE-STAGE AS PM MARAPE REMINDS HIS DEPARTMENT TO DELIVER

    ONE week after being re-elected unopposed on the floor of Parliament, Prime Minister Hon. James Marape was today (160822) officially welcomed back to Sir Manasupe Haus by the management and staff of the Department of Prime Minister & NEC where he reiterated the importance of the work they hold in

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    14 August 2022
    PM Marape furthers negotiations in Singapore on trade, investment projects including frontier-breaking clean green energy production

    PRIME Minister Hon. James Marape hits the ground running in the frontier-breaking clean green energy projects he has been championing over the last two years when he met with leaders of Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) in Singapore today to progress the talks further.

    He said from Singapore FFI

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    14 August 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS QUALITY MINISTERS WILL BE APPOINTED

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says he is not in a rush to make ministerial appointments after he was elected by an overwhelming 97-0 in Parliament last Tuesday (August 9 2022).

    He said this today (Sunday, August 14, 2022) when giving an update on ministerial appointments.

    “We are not in a rush

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    14 August 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS GOVERNMENT WILL DO ITS ‘UTMOST BEST’ FOR PNG

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says his Government will do its “utmost best” for the people of Papua New Guinea.

    He said this today (Sunday, August 14, 2022) as he goes through the process of selecting ministers and laying the groundwork for the next five years.

    “On August 30, 2022, when

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    12 August 2022
    Pomaleu calls Heads of government agencies together to align sectoral work plans

    Secretary for the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council has called a meeting today for Bureaucracy Heads to align their work together to meet the goals of the the Government. 

    More than 60 people, consisting of Heads of Departments, Statutory Bodies, Constitutional Offices and

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    07 August 2022
    LOLOATA GOVERNMENT FORMATION TEAM INTACT, READY FOR TUESDAY

    LEADERS of the political parties in the last Pangu-led coalition remain firm on their resolve to form government on Tuesday, 9 August 2022, to once more work together for Papua New Guinea for the next five years.

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape announced this today (070822) in anticipation of his Pangu

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    04 August 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS PANGU PATI IS READY TO FORM GOVERNMENT

    Prime Minister and Pangu Pati Leader Hon. James Marape thanks the people of Papua New Guinea as Pangu prepares to form Government when Parliament meets next week Tuesday to open the Eleventh Parliament.

    He also thanked Pangu supporters nationwide whose votes have given it the overwhelming mandate to form a

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    01 August 2022
    POMALEU: COUNTING MUST PROCEED UNINTERRUPTED UP TO 05 AUGUST 2022

    Chair of the Inter-Departmental Election Committee and Secretary for the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council, Ivan Pomaleu, says the Governor General has extended the date of Return of Writs to 05th August 2022. 

    Secretary Pomaleu said this is because counting and

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    30 July 2022
    PM MARAPE CONGRATULATES PNG WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM ON 2-1 VICTORY AGAINST FIJI

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has congratulated the Papua New Guinea women's soccer team on tonight's 2-1 victory over Fiji in the final of the OFC Women's Nations Cup in Suva.

    PM Marape said it was the "best news" for PNG after a week of bad news about election-related violence.

    "Papua New

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    29 July 2022
    EXTENSION OF THE DATE OF THE RETURN OF WRITS IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council and Chairman of the Inter Departmental Election Committee, Ivan Pomaleu today noted the Electoral Commissioner’s extension of the date of the return of writs to 05 August 2022. He said that aside from the law, it is very

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    27 July 2022
    PM MARAPE CONGRATULATES PNG WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM ON SECURING OCEANIA GRAND FINAL SPOT

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has congratulated the Papua New Guinea women’s soccer team on its advancement to the OFC Women’s Nations Cup with a 3-0 win over Samoa in the semi-final in Suva, Fiji, today (July 27 2022).

    He has wished them all the best in the grand final on Saturday which will

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    25 July 2022
    PM MARAPE IN PORT MORESBY TO ATTEND TO ELECTION-RELATED ISSUES

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has been in Port Moresby since early today (July 25 2022) from Wewak to attend to yesterday’s unfortunate election-related events in Port Moresby and others around the country.

    The National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) is meeting at 3pm today to discuss not

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    24 July 2022
    IDEC CHAIR, POMALEU, CALLS FOR COUNTING TO BE SPEEDED UP

    Following a briefing with the Electoral Commissioner on Sunday, 24 July 2022, the Secretary to the Department of Prime Minister & National Executive Council and the Chairman of the Interdepartmental Election Committee, Ivan Pomaleu, has again called for counting right across the country to be

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    22 July 2022
    NO PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY AS IT FALLS ON A SATURDAY

    There is no public holiday to commemorate Remembrance Day as it falls on the weekend.

    This is the message from the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council, Mr Ivan Pomaleu after certain misinformation had been doing the rounds in the public domain.

    “Saturday

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    21 July 2022
    HEAD OF STATE FIXES THE DATE AND TIME OF FIRST MEETING OF THE 11TH PARLIAMENT

     

     The Governor General, Sir Bob Dadae has, pursuant to the Organic Law on the Calling of Meetings of the Parliament, by notice in the National Gazette dated, 19 July 2022, fixed the date for the Parliament to meet on 4th August 2022, at 10.00 am. This will be the first meeting of the 11th Parliament

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