The K70 million the World Bank gave Papua New Guinea (PNG) to prepare for Covid-19 Pandemic has Mysteriously Disappeared.
The future looks promising for the people of Eastern Highlands province in the agriculture arena. Soon after my election as Governor for EHP, I stood firm in fixing my Administration and put five year integrated Development Plan 2017-2022 as blue print or road map for development for my Province.
CONTROLLER of the State of Emergency and Police Commissioner David Manning today commended members of Parliament for the passing of the National Pandemic Act that will continue the management and monitoring of COVID-19 when the State of Emergency ends next Tuesday.
The IMF board approved the soft loan last Friday in what Prime Minister James Marape describes as a landmark achievement and a strong vote of confidence in the Marape-Steven government and PNG’s economy from the international community.
Mr Nali said in response to questions that the government through its Connect PNG road strategy would put out the tenders for the first five missing link roads, led by the Lae-Malalaua road which is called the Trans-Islands Highway, Watarais-Madang-Bogia to East Sepik-West Sepik (to be called the International Highway), the East New Britain-West New Britain Highway, Manus and the Bougainville roads.
The National Executive Council on Friday approved the Electronic Transaction Bill to be introduced in this session of Parliament which commences tomorrow, June 2. Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General Davis Steven made this known at a press conference over the weekend, saying the NEC decision was timely and will help many business houses and individuals during such time of the Covid-19 when the use of technology was crucial around the world.
We inherited a huge debt ridden public treasury, dilapidated public infrastructures, very unreliable and expensive public utilities, very small and weak health education system and small inactive SME.
Yesterday, the former Opposition Leader and suspended Member for Vanimo Green, Belden Namah issued a press statement in response to last Friday’s Supreme Court’s ruling, that he remained suspended and dismissed his proceedings challenging the election of Prime Minister James Marape.
Last week The National published a front page story on (former) Opposition Leader Belden Namah calling on me to make public the internal audit conducted on the K23 million COVID-19 funds.
PRIME Minister James Marape says for the last 365 days, the Marape-Steven was into the business of building a strong foundations for the country.