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National Executive Council 


Executive power lies with the Prime Minister, who heads the Cabinet of 31 MPs from the ruling Coalition, which make up the Government. The current Prime Minister is Peter O’Neill. You can read more about the Prime Minister below and the Ministers of the PNG Government below the Prime Minister’s excerpt (or faster, if you click here).

Prime Minister

Hon. Peter O’Neill
Prime Minister
Member for Ialibu-Pangia
Leader of Peoples National Congress Party

Deputy Prime Minister

Hon. Leo Dion
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Inter-Government Relations
Governor for East New Britain Province

Minister for Treasury

Hon. Patrick Pruaitch
Minister for Treasury
Member for Aitape-Lumi

Leader National Alliance Party

Minister for Justice & Attorney General

Hon. Ano Pala
Minister for Justice & Attorney General
Member for Rigo

People’s National Congress

Minister for Labour & Industrial Relations

Hon. Benjamin Poponawa, MP
Minister for Labour & Industrial Relations
Member for Tambul-Nebliyer

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Lands & Physical Planning

Hon. Benny Allen, MP
Minister for Lands and Physical Planning
Member for Unggai Bena

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Mining

Hon. Byron Chan, MP
Minister for Mining
Member for Namatanai

People’s Progress Party

Minister for National Planning & Monitoring

Hon. Charles Abel, MP
Minister for National Planning & Monitoring
Member for Alotau

People’s National Congress

Minister for Religion, Youth & Community Development

Hon. Delilah Gore, MP
Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development
Member for Sohe

People’s National Congress

Minister for Forestry

Hon. Douglas Tomuriesa, MP
Minister for Forestry
Member for Kirriwina – Goodenough

People’s National Congress

Minister for Defense

Hon. Fabian Pok, MP
Minister for Defense
Member for North Waghi

United Resource Party

Minister for Works & Implementation

Hon. Francis Awesa, MP
Minister for Works & Implementation
Member for Imbonggu

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Finance

Hon. James Marape, MP
Minister for Finance
Member for Tari-Pori

People’s National Congress

Correctional Services

Hon. Jim Simatab, MP
Minister for Correctional Services
Member for Wewak

National Alliance Party

Minister for Communication & Information Technology

Hon. Jimmy Miringtoro, MP
Minister for Communication & Information Technology
Member for Central Bougainville

People’s National Congress

Minister for Environment, Conservation & Climate Change

Hon. John Pundari, MP
Minister for Environment, Conservation & Climate Change
Member for Kompiam-Ambum

People’s National Congress

Minister for Bougainville Affairs

Hon. Joseph Lera, MP
Minister for Bougainville Affairs
Governor for Bougainville
Member for Bougainville Regional

United Resource Party

Minister for Sports, Pacific Games, National Events & APEC

Hon. Justine Tkatchenko, MP
Minister for Sports, Pacific Games, National Events & APEC
Member for Moresby South

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology

Hon. Malakai Tabar, MP
Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology
Member for Gazelle

National Alliance Party

Minister for Fisheries & Marine Resources

Hon. Mao Zeming, MP
Minister for Fisheries & Marine Resources
Member for Tewai-Siassi

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Health & HIV/AIDS

Hon. Michael Malabag, MP
Minister for Health & HIV/AIDS
Member for Moresby North West

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Education

Hon. Nick Kuman, MP
Minister for Education
Member for Gumini

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Petroleum & Energy

Hon. Nixon Duban, MP
Minister for Petroleum & Energy
Member for Madang

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Housing & Urban Development

Hon. Paul Isikiel, MP
Minister for Housing & Urban Development
Member for Markham

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Public Service

Hon. Sir Puka Temu, MP
Minister for Public Service
Member for Abau

Our Development Party

Minister for Trade, Commerce & Industry

Hon. Richard Maru, MP
Minister for Trade, Commerce & Industry
Member for Yangoru-Saussia

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Immigration

Hon. Rimbink Pato, MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Immigration
Member for Wapenamanda

Leader United Party

Minister for Police

Hon. Robert Atiyafa, MP
Minister for Police
Member for Henganofi

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Civil Aviation

Hon. Steven Davies, MP
Minister for Civil Aviation
Member for Esa’ala

People’s Party

Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture

Hon. Tobias Kulang, MP
Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture
Member for Kundiawa

People’s Progress Party

Minister for Agriculture & Livestock

Hon. Tommy Tomscoll, MP
Minister for Agriculture & Livestock
Member for Middle Ramu

People’s National Congress Party

Minister for Public Enterprises & State Investments

Hon. William Duma, MP
Minister for Public Enterprises & State Investments
Member for Hagen Open

Leader United Resource Party