Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    17 May 2021
    PM MARAPE ARRIVES IN KOKOPO FOR JOINT PNG AND ABG GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIONS

    The Prime Minister Hon James Marape MP has arrived and is in the East New Britain Provincial capital, Kokopo for the Joint Governmental Consultation Process between the National Government and Autonomous Bougainville Government this week.

    He was accompanied by his spouse Rachelle Marape including

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    13 May 2021
    PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS EMBRACES TRANSPARENCY OF PARLIAMENT SESSIONS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP says Parliamentary processes has been embracing the promotion of transparency of proceeding in Parliament and will continue to do so into the future. 

    The Prime Minister made this comment at the launch of the first National Integrity Summit for Papua New Guinea

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    13 May 2021
    GOVERNMENT FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE TO VOTE IN FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has noted the recommendation of the National Integrity System Assessment Report to improve the Electoral process so more people can practice their right to vote in a free and fair election. 

    The Prime Minister said his Government is focused on delivering a free and

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    13 May 2021
    NATIONAL GOVERNMENT & ABG SIGN MOA ON DISPENSATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    The National Government and Autonomous Bougainville Government have signed a Joint Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on the Dispensation of Constitutional Requirements relating to the Process of Transfer of Functions and Powers pursuant to Section 295 of the National Constitution.  

    The MoA was signed

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    12 May 2021
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE PRIORITISES BOUGAINVILLE IN APPOINTMENT OF VICE MINISTER

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP says the appointment of the Regional Member for Bougainville Peter Tsiamalili Jnr as Vice Minister for Bougainville Affairs is to continue the National Government's priority to ensure lasting peace and political settlement is reached on the Island.

    PM Marape said this

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    12 May 2021
    MOROBE PROVINCE SEEKS GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR ITS “TRIPLE 1 POLICY”

    The Morobe Provincial Government has reached out to the National Government to support its proposed “Triple 1 Policy” a policy initiated by Governor Hon. Ginson Saonu, MP.

    Last Friday, Governor Saonu and his team comprising business, technical and policy officials of the Morobe Provincial

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    11 May 2021
    PM Marape commends Paradise Foods for downstream processing

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has commended the board, management and staff of Paradise Foods Ltd for taking on the Government’s call for increased downstream processing in the country.

    PM Marape was impressed with the downstream processing of locally-grown cocoa when he visited Paradise Food's

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    11 May 2021
    National Security Council endorses National Security Policy Advice on National Security Matters

    The National Security Council was convened by the Prime Minister on 06 May 2021 to address National Security Matters including COVID-19 Operational matters, prevalence of law and order problems in the country, and the 2022 National General Elections preparations. 

    Chairman of the National Security

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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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