<strong>Law and Order gets funding increase in 2023 budget</strong>

Wednesday 7 December 2022 The Pangu-led government has focused on five key priority areas when passing the 2023 National Budget last week. The first is law and order sector which receives the largest increase in PNG’s funding history of K401 million. Minister for Treasury, Ian Ling-Stuckey says the law-and-order sector has been a particular priority […]

<strong>Chief Secretary Pomaleu urges staff to ‘pull their weight’ in work</strong>

Tuesday 6 December 2022 Chief Secretary to Government Ivan Pomaleu has urged all staff of the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council to ‘pull their weight’ in their work. Mr Pomaleu made his remarks at the opening of his Department’s Annual Planning and Budget Workshop for 2023 yesterday (Monday 5 December 2022). Such […]

<strong>ADB Approves $250 Million Loan to Boost the Performance of PNG’s SOEs</strong>

Monday 5 December 2022 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $250 million policy-based loan to help Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) state-owned enterprises (SOEs) deliver high-quality, affordable services through Subprogram 3 of the ADB-supported SOE Reform Program. Subprogram 3 supports PNG’s efforts to improve the operational performance and financial sustainability of SOEs and strengthen service […]

<strong>Cybercrime – a priority issue for DICT  </strong>

Wednesday 23 November 2022 Participants at  the Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) have been assured of the  Department  of Information  and Communications Technology’s (DICT), commitment to ensuring cyber bullying, especially on women and girls in the country is addressed effectively. Speaking during the panel discussions, the Executive Manager for Cyber Security and Digital Government Standards, […]

<strong>Government provides K590 million to relief cost of living in 2023 budget</strong>

Thursday 1 December 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the K590 million in cost-of-living relief, provided for in the biggest-ever K24.567 billion 2023 Budget handed down on Tuesday 29 November 2022, by Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey, shows that it is a “People’s Budget”. Prime Minister Marape commended the Treasurer Ling-Stuckey for presenting the Budget in […]

<strong>Energy resource, a challenge says Minister Masiu</strong>

Wednesday 30 November 2022 Minister for Information and Communications Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu has emphasized during the 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that lack of energy resources have become a great challenge in parts of the Pacific region and also in Africa, and this has hindered the progress of digital connectivity Speaking at the   Forum […]

Marape supports development of oil palm industry on larger scale

Friday 25 November 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has given his support to development of oil palm industry in Papua New Guinea on a massive scale. His support comes after he and East Sepik Governor, Hon. Allan Bird, met with representatives of Pacific Elite Palm Oil Group in Singapore on Monday November 21, 2022. […]

<strong>Prime Minister supports establishment of governors’ council</strong>

Friday 25 November 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has supported a call for the establishment of a council for all provincial governors. Mr Marape supported the call after Governor for Morobe Hon. Luther Wenge asked if the Prime Minister could introduce a bill for the enactment of legislation to allow for the National Governors […]