Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    12 May 2022
    PAPUA NEW GUINEA SHOCKED AND SADDENED AT PASSING OF DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER HON. SAM BASIL

    Papua New Guinea is shocked and saddened at the tragic passing of Deputy Prime Minister, Transport Minister and Bulolo MP Hon. Sam Basil after a road accident along the Bulolo Highway on Wednesday night.

    We pray for God’s Hand on the country at this sad time.

    It is a big loss to his family, people

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    11 May 2022
    PM MARAPE CALLS FOR PEACE AND ORDER AS 2022 GENERAL ELECTION BEGINS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has called for peace and order to prevail as the 2022 General Election begins tomorrow (Thursday May 12) with opening of nominations.

    He thanked the Australia Government for assisting Papua New Guinea with safe and secure printing and delivery of ballot papers, and

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    10 May 2022
    PM MARAPE FULFILLS PROMISE OF K5 MILLION TO WARANGOI LANDOWNERS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has fulfilled his promise to landowners of Warangoi in East New Britain to pay them K5 million for use of their land and water for PNG Power Ltd’s Warangoi Hydro Power Project.

    PM Marape, when opening the K83 million 10 Megawatt Warangoi Hydro Power Project Major

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    02 May 2022
    PM MARAPE WANTS RETURNING OFFICERS TO COME FROM WITHIN GOVERNMENT WORKFORCE AND CHURCH

    PRIME Minister Hon. James Marape has called on the Electoral Commissioner to pick Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers from within the Public Service and the Church.

    He said this while appealing to all PNG Electoral Commission workers to uphold the integrity of the Commission during their

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    02 May 2022
    PM MARAPE: GOVERNMENT IS SERIOUS ABOUT FIGHTING CORRUPTION

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2022, which was passed in the last session of Parliament, shows how serious his Government is about fighting corruption.

    The Marape Government made a major breakthrough in the ongoing fight against corruption in Papua New Guinea with

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    29 April 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS HIS GOVERNMENT IS DEVELOPING INFRASTRUCTURE LIKE NEVER BEFORE

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says his Government has increased investments in key infrastructure nationwide, unlike the Peter O’Neill regime where only a few places were developed at the expense of the rest of Papua New Guinea.

    He said this in Lorengau, Manus, on Monday (April 25 2022) when

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    22 April 2022
    NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND ABG ENDORSE FOR ERA KONE COVENANT

    The National Government and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Government (ABG) have endorsed the Era Kone Covenant, which is a culmination of the follow-up joint consultation meetings after the successful delivery of the Bougainville Referendum in 2019.

    The Era Kone Covenant will guide the

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    18 April 2022
    PM MARAPE WANTS EAST SEPIK TO BECOME VANILLA CAPITAL OF WORLD, INTERNATIONAL HUB FOR COCOA

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape wants East Sepik to become the vanilla capital of the world and an international hub for the cocoa trade.

    This is not an impossibility, with Papua New Guinea - mainly through East Sepik - being one of the top vanilla producers in the world with the World Bank

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    18 April 2022
    ANY INFORMATION PERTAINING TO 2022 NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTIONS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER

    Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council Secretary Ivan Pomaleu, OBE tonight says any information pertaining to the National General Elections 2022 is the responsibility of the Electoral Commissioner.

    Secretary Pomaleu said this following information published on social media

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    12 April 2022
    PM MARAPE THANKS PRINCESS ANNE FOR ROYAL VISIT TO PNG

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has thanked Her Royal Highness Princess Anne for her three-day Royal Visit to commemorate the Queen’s 70th Platinum Jubilee Anniversary.

    The Princess Royal was accompanied by her husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, on the visit to Port Moresby.

    “I thank Her

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    07 April 2022
    DEED OF AMENDMENT TO THE PORGERA PROJECT COMMENCEMENT AGREEMENT AND THE DEED OF ESCROW SIGNED

    Two important documents as part of the important milestones to be ticked off by the State and its project partners were signed today at the Government House this morning. The Prime Minister delayed his scheduled visit to Oro Province this morning to observe this important signing. These are the

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    05 April 2022
    UBS INQUIRY COMMISSIONER SAYS PNG CONSTITUTION IS A ‘GUIDING LIGHT’

    Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) Commission-of-Inquiry (COI) Commissioner Margaret White says the Constitution has been a “guiding light” to the work of the COI.

    She said this when giving her remarks during the presentation of the 15-volume UBS COI report to Prime Minister Hon. James Marape by COI

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    05 April 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS ALL GOVERNMENT TRANSACTIONS MUST BE OPEN TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says he will ensure that the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) Commission-of-Inquiry (COI) report is tabled in Parliament and that criminal actions, if necessary, will be taken against those responsible for the controversial UBS loan which has cost Papua New Guinea over

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    05 April 2022
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE TO LAUNCH MAJOR IMPACT PROJECTS FOR ORO PROVINCE

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP will be in Oro Province by tomorrow, 6th of April 2022, at the invitation of Oro Governor, Gary Juffa, to launch five (5) impact projects for the province.

    One of the four projects is the K85 million Asian Development Bank funded partnership Divune Hydro

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    04 April 2022
    PM MARAPE SAYS 2022 ELECTIONS WILL GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the 2022 General Election will go ahead as scheduled and will not be delayed.

    He said this today to allay fears – brought about by speculation and fake news on social media - that the elections will be delayed.

    “The elections will not be delayed and will go

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    02 April 2022
    PM MARAPE OPENS MARAMUNI ROAD, LAUNCHES ENGA-SEPIK HIGHWAY

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says his Government is connecting rural Papua New Guinea like never before under its signature ‘Connect PNG’ programme.

    He said this on Friday (April 1) at remote Maramuni in Enga, bordering East Sepik, when opening the K15 million 57km Maramuni Road linking

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    31 March 2022
    PM MARAPE CONCLUDES STATE VISIT TO INDONESIA AND INVITES PRESIDENT WIDODO TO PORT MORESBY

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has concluded his Official State Visit to Jakarta the Capital of Republic of Indonesia following a one-on-one meeting and bilateral discussions with President Joko Widodo.

    Prime Minister Marape has extended the PNG Government’s invitation to President Widodo for a

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    23 March 2022
    PM MARAPE COMMENDS MINISTER ROSSO ON PASSING OF STRATA TITLE LAW

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has commended Lands and Physical Planning Minister Hon. John Rosso on passage of the Strata Title Management Bill 2022 and accompanying bills and amendments in Parliament today (March 23 2022).

    The bill allows for people to buy units and apartments in high-rise

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    23 March 2022
    PM MARAPE COMMENDS MINISTER ROSSO ON PASSING OF STRATA TITLE LAW

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has commended Lands and Physical Planning Minister Hon. John Rosso on passage of the Strata Title Management Bill 2022 and accompanying bills and amendments in Parliament today (March 23 2022).

    The bill allows for people to buy units and apartments in high-rise

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    19 March 2022
    PM MARAPE ANNOUNCES K159 MILLION ROAD CONTRACT FOR RAMU HIGHWAY

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has announced the awarding of a K159 million contract for the Ramu Highway in Madang and K43 million to extend the North Coast Road from Bogia to Awar.

    He made the announcement in front of hundreds of people at Walium Station, Usino-Bundi, on Thursday (March 17

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