Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    05 May 2021
    SECRETARY POMALEU SIGNS ABG POST-REFERENDUM CONSULTATION PROJECT AGREEMENT

    The Government of Papua New Guinea and the UN through its United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have co-signed an agreement to support the economic development work as part of the post-referendum activities to support lasting peace and long term political settlement process on the Autonomous

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    04 May 2021
    PM Marape launches nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, officially launched the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign ‘Sleeves Up’ today at APEC Haus, Port Moresby.

    He said the launching of the campaign was timely in the Government’s response to curtail the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 and to protect

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    03 May 2021
    PM MARAPE: I HAVE HOPE THAT EDUCATION WILL UNLOCK OUR FUTURE

    Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, says he has so much hope in our future generation, and this can be realized by unlocking our future through proper education.

    He made this remark while addressing the students of Hope Institute in Tari, Hela Province this morning.

    “I thank the management of this

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    29 April 2021
    Media Statement from PMNEC Secretary Ivan Pomaleu

    This is to inform the General Public that the Office of the Prime Minister will not entertain any unsolicited Project Proposal Submissions and related Documents for his endorsement.

    All project proponents are advised that Project Proposal Submissions and Bids must in the first instance follow

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    29 April 2021
    PM Marape: Government committed to better voting process in 2022

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says his Government is committed to creating a better voting process for the 2022 General Election amidst COVID-19, including biometric voter registration.

    He announced this at a press conference today after a meeting with Governors, Ministers, MPs, Acting

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    28 April 2021
    PNG Government supports the efforts to restore the full solidarity of the Pacific Islands Forum - PM Marape

    The Independent State of Papua New Guinea expresses its full commitment and support for the ongoing efforts by the Pacific Islands Forum to facilitate a constructive dialogue with our colleague Leaders from Micronesia, to find a way forward through this current impasse, and restore the full

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    28 April 2021
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE HOLDS DISCUSSIONS WITH ABG PRESIDENT TOROAMA

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP and the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) President, Ishmael Toroama have held informal discussions in Port Moresby today. 

    They discussed matters concerning the formal consultations that will take place between the National Government and the ABG, which

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    27 April 2021
    PM Marape visit National Fisheries Authority

    Picture Story: Prime Minister James Marape visited the National Fisheries Authority today. During his visit he met with staff of the agency and had a meeting with the Executive Management of the Authority. In the meeting, the Executive Management made a presentation of what the Vessel Day Scheme

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    26 April 2021
    PM Marape: Government will provide policy support for Special Economic Zones

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP MP, has given his assurance to the people of Ihu and three other districts earmarked for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) that Government will support their establishment by providing stable policy support.

     
    He said this yesterday when receiving gifts from the

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    25 April 2021
    Speech by Hon. James Marape, MP Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, ANZAC Day Service Bomana War Cemetery

    Members of the Diplomatic Corps;

    Commander of the PNG Defence Force;

    Secretary of the Department of Defence;

    Veterans and service men and women;

    The Port Moresby RSL Branch;

    Ladies and Gentlemen.

    The commemoration of those who died in war gives us an opportunity to offer our gratitude and to thank them for

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    23 April 2021
    Prime Minister Marape launches inquiry on declaration of PNG as a Christian country

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has launched a constitutional inquiry on declaration of Papua New Guinea as a Christian country at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby today.
     
    He said as the people were aware, the National Government in its decision No. 23 of 2020, approved the proposal to

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    22 April 2021
    PARLIAMENT ADJOURNMENT IS ABOUT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL

    I welcome all those who are here today for this important press conference. Thank you for your time. I have called this press conference to speak to the nation plainly about our parliamentary processes and why it was important that we adjourned parliament yesterday.

    Following the conclusion of

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    16 April 2021
    NEC endorses request from Hela Province for National Government support to restore rule of law in province
    The National Executive Council has recently endorsed a request from the Hela Provincial
    Government, for the assistance of the National Government to restore the rule of law in this important province that host the PNG LNG Gas Field.
     
    Chairman of the National Executive Council, Prime Minister Hon. James
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    15 April 2021
    PM MARAPE UNVEILS SOMARE PEACE & UNITY PARK AT WAIGANI
    Prime Minister Hon James Marape MP unveiled the billboard for the Somare Peace & Unity Park in Port Moresby this morning.
     
    It will be constructed at the vacant block of land at Independence Boulevard opposite National Parliament at Waigani in Port Moresby.
     
    Present were Dulciana and Arthur Somare,
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    14 April 2021
    PM MARAPE PAYS LAST RESPECTS TO LATE MENDANI

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, today paid his last respects to the Member for Kerema, Late Hon. Richard Mendani, MP, in Port Moresby.

    PM Marape with Deputy Speaker Hon. Koni Iguan, Opposition Leader Hon. Belden Namah, Government Ministers and other MPs paid their final respects as the

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    13 April 2021
    PM MARAPE ANNOUNCES K100 MILLION UPGRADING OF HIRITANO HIGHWAY FROM KEREMA-PORT MORESBY
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape MP has announced a major K100 million upgrade programme to the Hiritano Highway linking Gulf, Central and National Capital District (NCD). 
     
    He announced this in Kerema on Monday (April 12th 2021) after launching the Ihu Special Economic Zone (ISEZ) and other
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    13 April 2021
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE ANNOUNCES GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR IHU SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE
    Prime Minister Hon.James Marape MP announced National Government Support for the proposed Special Economic Zone (ISEZ) at Kikori in Gulf Province yesterday (April 12th 2021).
     
    He announced this when launching the ISEZ and several other impact projects in Kikori.
     
    PM Marape was accompanied by Gulf
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    12 April 2021
    PM MARAPE VISITS KIKORI DISTRICT TO LAUNCH SEVERAL IMPACT PROJECTS
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape MP has arrived at Ihu Station in Kikori District of Gulf Province to launch several impact projects including the Ihu Special Economic (ISEZ) .
     
    Prime Minister Marape landed in a Tropic Air Twin-Otter plane this morning accompanied by Kikori MP and Minister for
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    12 April 2021
    Prime Minister Marape conveys deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen
    Her Majesty The Queen
    Windsor Castle
     
    Your Majesty,
     
    On this sad and solemn occasion, I join other World Leaders and citizens of the Commonwealth Nations in conveying
    sincere and deepest condolences following the sad passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
     
    His Royal
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    05 April 2021
    PM MARAPE: GOVERNMENT SET TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH BARRICK TO REOPEN PORGERA GOLD MINE

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, announced today that the Government is poised to sign an agreement with Barrick Gold for reopening of the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga, 12 months after its closure last April over rejection of renewing the mining lease by the State.

    PM Marape, announcing the

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