Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    13 July 2021
    Prime Minister Marape conveys condolence to the people and Government of Solomon Islands

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has conveyed his condolence to the people and Government of Solomon Islands in a letter to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, on the passing of the Late H.E Barnabas Anga.
     
    The Prime Minister said on this very sad and solemn occasion, he wishes to convey on

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    06 July 2021
    PM MARAPE POINTS OUT CRITICAL FOCUS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY PROCESSES

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP today pointed out the need to take note of the important constitutional and parliamentary processes which will ensure that the results of the Bougainville Referendum and the outcomes of the consultation are taken to Parliament for its final blessings.

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    04 July 2021
    FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT PROTECTED – PM MARAPE

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP assured the country that our freedom of movement is a fundamental right, which is protected under the National Constitution.

    PM Marape said this following the release of a measure by the Controller of the COVID-19 National Coordination Centre that purports to

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    02 July 2021
    PM Marape calls on Japan, Australia and New Zealand to open ‘Economic Bubble’ with Pacific Island Nations

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has called upon Japan, Australia and New Zealand to open

    up an economic bubble with Pacific Island countries as part of their interventions in the fight

    against COVID-19.

    The Prime Minister made this appeal during the 9th Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting (PALM)

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    01 July 2021
    PM MARAPE ENCOURAGES PUMA TO PROMOTE LOW COST FUEL AND ENERGY SUPPLY

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape MP, says the Government wants a partner or investor like Puma Energy that can help the Government’s vision to create a low cost fuel and energy sector in the country.

    And he has encouraged Puma Energy to remain and continue investing in PNG’s domestic fuel and energy

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    30 June 2021
    PM Marape commends Puma Energy for high safety standards

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has commended Puma Energy for its “workplace safety of the highest standards”.

    He was speaking today (Wednesday 30 June 2021) at a ceremony held by Puma Energy at its Napa Napa Refinery, outside Port Moresby, to mark 14-million hours of injury-free time the company

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    29 June 2021
    Japanese Prime Minister assures PNG of continued support

    Japanese Prime Minister Hon. Yoshihide Suga says his country will support Papua New Guinea’s electrification programme, provide construction equipment for road development, and help with its emergency 30-billion-yen (K1 billion) support loan.

    He gave this assurance to Prime Minister Hon. James

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    27 June 2021
    Marape Government helps development of SMEs

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says his Government has made several deliberate interventions to help small to medium enterprises (SMES) during this time of economic hardship.

    He said this when addressing the 3rd SME Business Breakfast at APEC Haus in Port Moresby on Friday (June 25th 2021) which

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    26 June 2021
    PM Marape urges SMEs to venture into agriculture

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has pointed Papua New Guinea small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to agriculture as a space that they can move into.

    He said this when addressing the 3rd SME Business Breakfast at APEC Haus in Port Moresby on Friday (June 5th 2021) which also marked the end of SME

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    26 June 2021
    PM Marape highlights important role of SMEs

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has highlighted the important role small to medium enterprises (SMES) play in economic development.

    He also commended local SMES for staging PNG SME Week at APEC Haus in Port Moresby from June 21-25, when addressing the 3rd SME Business Breakfast on Friday (June 25th

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    24 June 2021
    CABINET APPROVES THE APPOINTMENT OF CAPTAIN POLEWARA AS DEPUTY CHIEF OF PNG DEFENCE FORCE

    Cabinet has recently approved the appointment of Papua New Guinea Defence Force Chief of Staff, Navy Captain Philip Polewara to be the Deputy Chief of PNG Defence Force.

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape said this is one of the landmark decisions by this Government since Independence consistent

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    19 June 2021
    PM Marape launches over K60 million worth of road projects in Morobe

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP,  launched the K66 million Bulolo Highway rehabilitation in Morobe Province on Friday (June 18th 2021 ).

    PM Marape said the Bulolo Highway was a key road that would serve the people of Bulolo and the Morobe Province, as it hosted many important projects like

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    16 June 2021
    Prime Minister Marape dispels perception of China as a Security Threat to PNG

    Prime Minister James Marape has refuted statements in the Australian Media purportedly by the PNG Defence Force Commander Major General Gilbert Toropo that the growing Chinese presence was a challenge to Papua New Guinea’s security.

    This was supposedly made in the context of welcoming the

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    13 June 2021
    PM MARAPE - EDUCATION IS A RIGHT

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP in officiating at the launch of the 2020 to 2029 National Education Plan themed ‘Achieving Quality Education for All’ pronounced that quality Education is a basic right for all children in Papua New Guinea.

    The Prime Minister directed that all stakeholders take

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    10 June 2021
    Prime Minister Marape launches Policy on Professional Volunteerism 2020 - 2025

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP has launched the National Policy on Professional Volunteerism 2020 – 2025 today at the APEC house, Port Moresby and put his hand up to be a professional volunteer as well.

    In his keynote address, the Prime Minister said he looks forward to seeing the

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    10 June 2021
    PM MARAPE REBUTS O’NEILL’S VIEWS ON PORGERA MINE

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape MP, has rebutted claims by former prime minister and Member for Ialibu-Pangia, Peter O’Neill, that it was wrong to close the Porgera Gold Mine, in the first place and that there will be certain challenges before the mine can restart operations.

    He made this

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    08 June 2021
    New Ambassador of China to PNG pays courtesy call on Prime Minister Marape

    The new Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Resident Ambassador to PNG His Excellency Mr. Zeng Fanhua this morning paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister James Marape during which they discussed bilateral and development cooperation issues of mutual interest.

    Ambassador Fanhua in his opening remarks

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    06 June 2021
    PM Marape: Porgera landowners will not be left behind this time

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has assured Porgera Mine landowners in Enga that they will not be left behind in extraction and development of their resources.

    He gave this assurance when formally handing over the Framework Agreement for reopening of the mine to landowners and the Enga

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    04 June 2021
    PM Marape hands over Porgera Framework Agreement to landowners and Enga Provincial Government

    Prime Minister Hon.James Marape today (Friday June 4th 2021) visited Porgera accompanied by State Ministers and Government delegates to announce the new Porgera Framework Agreement.

    The agreement was successfully negotiated with Barrick Niugini Ltd (BNL) in April this year.

    PM Marape, when handing

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    03 June 2021
    PM Marape calls for peace and sanity in Moresby North-West by-election

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has called for peace and sanity to prevail during the one-day Moresby North-West by-election which takes place tomorrow (Friday June 4th 2021).

    He also called on PNG Electoral Commission officers to be fair during this by-election, in the lead-up to the 2022

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