Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP

Date of Birth : 24 April, 1971
Place of Origin : Hela Province
Religion : Christianity – Seventh Day Adventist (SDA)

Primary Education : Minj Primary School, Jiwaka Province.
Secondary Education : Kabiufa Adventist Secondary School, Eastern
Highlands Province.
Tertiary School    :  University of Papua New Guinea (1993),                                                 University of Papua New Guinea (2002).
Graduated with a Bachelor in Arts Degree from UPNG IN 1993,
Postgraduate   Graduate Honours in Environmental Science in 2000. 
Graduated with Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from UPNG in 2013



Community Interests    :  Make Tari-Pori and Papua New Guinea a Safer Place. 

Last Occupation     :  Acting Assistant Secretary of Policy with the Department of Personnel Management to Elections:

Personnel Management (2001-2006). 

Parliamentary Services  : 

2017        : Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament as the Member for Tari-Pori Open.           

2007        :  Appointed Minister for Finance and Leader of Government Business (2007).           

2007        :  Appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Works and Transport on 29/08/2007. 

2011        :  Appointed to Privileges Committee as Deputy Chair and Member of Parliamentary Referral Committee on Inter- Government Relations on 18/08/2011.      

2008-2011      :  Appointed Minister for Education on 16/12/2008 – 02/08/2011. 

2012        :  Appointed Minister for Finance on July 2012. 

2019 – Current     :  Resigned as Minister for Finance and Rural Development on 11 April 2019 – 3rd Term in Parliament; Resigned from the People’s National Congress Party on 20 April 2019. Joined the Pangu Pati and was given the leadership.                   

Current       :  Nominated, elected and sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea by the National Parliament on 30 May 2019.