The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH), that allows both parties to co-operate in domain name services management, and digital skills capacity building of digital transformation officers based at the national, provincial, district and local-level governments in the country, […]
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) hosting of the recent Digital Transformation Officers (DTO) conference and workshop, has seen participants having productive discussions, especially panel  discussions to broaden collaborative ideas about the current ICT trend in the country, moving forward. DICT Manager for DevOps and Government Websites Mr. Joshua Pomaloh when giving his presentations […]
Minister for Information and Communications Technology, Timothy Masiu, yesterday (Thursday 10 November 2022) launched the E-Library and ICT Learning Centre at Kwikila Secondary School, as part of the government’s commitment to progressing ICT throughout the country. In his remarks, Mr Masiu said the presence of an E-library for Kwikila Secondary School will allow students to […]
The Minister for Information and Communications Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu officially launched the first of its kind, the Government to Government (G2G) conference and workshop of all Government and State Agencies’ Digital Transformation Officers (DTO( at the Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby today (Thursday 10 November 2022). Minister Masiu described the  DTOs Workshop  as  a […]
Thursday 27 October 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has welcomed Japanese think tank, Japan Development Institute (JDI), into Papua New Guinea to help develop a new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Master Plan for the country. The JDI team will be working with partners like the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) […]
Thursday 26 October 2022 Papua New Guinea’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has welcomed the Australian Federal Government’s increased funding to support   the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s television and radio programs and capacity building initiatives in Indo-Pacific region.  A total of AUSD$87.7 million was announced by the Australian Government to revitalize ABC’s ongoing programs in […]
Tuesday 25 October 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has reiterated his call for the public service to perform to its fullest potential, adding, “this starts with good systems of governance.’  When addressing the PNG Update forum at the University of Papua New Guinea on 20 October 2022, Mr Marape said, “For too long, we […]
“The importance of this evaluation process and reshuffle is key to our success, it is key to rebuilding the force. All of us here are very much part of the transition,” Commissioner Manning said.
There is an alarming increase in cybersecurity risks in the Pacific region as more people across the region have access to faster and more reliable internet. The region is highly exposed to a range of cyber threats, spanning from email fraud, ransomware and card skimming to cyberbullying and child pornography. A report published by the […]
Malware is one of the biggest threats to the security of your computer, tablet, phone, and other devices. Malware includes viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other unwanted software that can get secretly installed onto your device with the intention of causing harm to your device or network. Although malware cannot physically destroy computer systems or network […]
Monday 24 October 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has given assurance that economy improvement is imminent when highlighting government’s economic status and priorities, at the 2022 PNG Update at the University of Papua New Guinea last Thursday (20 October 2022). When   addressing participants at the ‘PNG Update’ forum at the University of Papua New […]
Monday 24 October 2022 The Government is keen on building a strong economic infrastructure in the country to accelerate economic activities, says Prime Minister Hon. James Marape. Speaking at the 2022 PNG Update seminar at the University of Papua New Guinea recently, he said government will sustain the ‘Connect PNG’ policy, a critical economic enabler […]
Wednesday 19 October 2022 A six-week combined security forces operation will begin soon in the National Capital District targeting hot spots and criminal activities, said acting Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)Special Operations Donald Yamasombi. Following the dissatisfaction expressed by the Prime Minister on the lawlessness in NCD, Commissioner of Police David Manning appointed Mr Yamasombi […]
Tuesday 18 October 2022 A three-day Joint Security Forces debriefing on the 2022 National General Elections Security Operation   is currently underway in Lae, Morobe Province, to chart a way forward for better and improved security operations in future. Commissioner of Police David Manning and  senior leadership of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, PNG Defence […]
Thursday 13 October 2022 Prime Minister James Marape has welcomed  commitment by   Steamships Trading Company to diversify further through a partnership with his government in the downstream sector. He made this known after meeting the company’s Managing-Director Mr Rupert Bray and General Manager Corporate Affairs Vele Rupa in Port Moresby this week. In a briefing […]
Thursday 13 October 2022 Minister for Information and Communications Technology, Timothy Masiu has stated that the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), is working closely with the Ministry of Internal Security to ensure cybersecurity is strengthened to deal with cyber issues around the country, especially for social media platform companies and internet users. When […]
Wednesday 12October 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has welcomed the latest World Bank report on Papua New Guinea, which shows that the Government’s economic reform programme is delivering on its promise of better times ahead. The latest World Bank Economic Update released last month stated that the economy in PNG is forecast to expand […]
Wednesday 12October 2022 Prime Minister Hon.  James Marape has called on the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission’s (CLRC) newly appointed Chairman and Member for Okapa, Saki Soloma to begin consultation on the proposed laws recently announced by the Government. Mr Soloma’s appointment by Cabinet came into effect in September following the revocation of the appointment […]
Ministerial Statement by Minister for Information & Communications Technology and Member for South Bougainville Hon. Timothy Masiu, MP October Parliament Session 2022 Mr Speaker, I seek leave of Parliament to make a Ministerial Statement on the interventions undertaken by the Ministry for Information and Communications Technology under the Marape-Rosso Government and to highlight the Government’s […]
Tuesday 11October 2022 Minister for Information and Communications Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu has highlighted outcomes of Papua New Guinea’s participation at the recent International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary 2022 Conference held in Bucharest, Romania from 25– 28 September 2022. Speaking after arriving from Romania, Minister Masiu said PNG has initiated a lot of discussions at the […]
Tuesday 11October 2022 The Department of Information and Communications Technology has publicly announced specific offences under the Digital Government Act 2022 As stipulated, it is now a summary offence under the DG Act 2022 for a public body acting through a public servant or a body corporate in Papua New Guinea, to adopt or purchase […]
Wednesday 28th September, 2022 Hans Lambrecht, PhD First Secretary- Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the EU to PNG, Mr Thomas Eluh Chairman, Interim ICCAC and Officer in Charge of the Dept of ICT Mr Russel Woruba The Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive and disseminate public information. This […]
Monday 26 September 2022 The Minister for Information and Communications Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu participated on behalf of the PNG Government, in various decision-making processes at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 (PP-22) in Bucharest, Romania. The conference commenced today (Monday 26 September 2022). The ITU PP-22 activities include, setting ITU’s general policies; […]
“Instilling an Effective National Conscience for Real Development and Progress in the next 45 years” My Fellow Citizens, Today, we commemorate our nation’s 47th Independence Anniversary. We do so on this occasion, with the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, our Head of State. On our Independence anniversary, we also celebrate the legacy of our […]
  Monday 19 September 2022 The Governor – General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae signing the Condolence Book at Lancaster House, London. (photo credit: Government House) Governor-General, H.E. Grand Chief Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae, and Lady Emeline Dadae are attending the State Funeral Service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today Prime Minister Hon. James […]
Tuesday 20 September 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape   had an audience with His Majesty King Charles III on Sunday 18 September, during which the Prime Minister passed on condolences from the people of Papua New Guinea on the death of the Queen and discussed with the new monarch various common issues relating to the […]
Monday 12 September 2022 Constabulary mourns passing of HM The Queen Elizabeth II Commissioner of Police David Manning said Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, has been a constant presence and beacon of hope for Papua New Guinea as it took its first step as an independent nation 47 years ago. “Sadly, as Papua New […]
Wednesday 31 August 2022 Police Commissioner David Manning says the National Government’s decision to establish the Internal Security Ministry is a step in the right direction as the nation faces immense security and economic challenges. Commissioner Manning made this remark when welcoming newly appointed Internal Security Minister Hon Peter Tsiamalili Jnr at the National Police Headquarters in […]
Papua New Guinea celebrated   its 41st Remembrance Day   commemorative service, in remembrance of the war heroes who sacrificed their lives to defend   the country’s freedom. The Remembrance Day Parade and Memorial Service was held at the Ela Beach Remembrance Park  on Saturday 23 July, 2022. In his address to the Nation, Governor-General, Grand Chief, Sir […]
Wednesday 19 January 2022 Papua New Guinea welcomes Telstra, Australia’s largest K100 billion telecommunications company’s investment plan, for the telecommunication sector in  the country. Telstra CEO, Andy Penn, who was accompanied by Australian High Commissioner Jon Philp and Telstra’s Head of International Business Oliver Camplin-Warner, were given the assurance by Prime Minister James Marape and […]
Media Release – 14th January 2022 Minister for ICT Timothy Masiu today announced that the Department of ICT has commenced discussions with a number of technology (tech) multinational corporations (MNCs) as part of the stakeholder engagement process established under the PNG Digital Transformation Policy 2020. “The Department of ICT (DICT) has commenced discussions with tech […]
Cybernetica, an Estonian technology company best known for development of Estonia’s e-Estonia X-Road and internet voting system signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Papua New Guinea Department of Information and Communications Technology. The signing took place at the Dubai EXPO 2020 Estonian Pavilion in partnership with the ICT Cluster of Estonian Association of Information […]
Media Release – 10th January 2022 Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Hon. Timothy Masiu is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Soroi Eoe and will deliver the Keynote Address at the World Expo 2020 PNG Investment Forum themed “Eco-Tourism and Connectivity […]
Media Release – 11th January 2022 Hon. Timothy Masiu MP, Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), on his arrival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to deliver the Keynote Address at the World Expo 2020 in the PNG Investment Forum week, themed “Eco-Tourism and Connectivity”, was well received. Minister Masiu commended the leadership and […]
Media Release – 12th January 2022 In a meeting held yesterday at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abu Dhabi, PNG Minister for ICT Timothy Masiu and UAE Minister of State for Economic and Commercial Affairs, Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh held a high-level dialogue discussing on matters of trade and ICT. Minister […]
The Department of Information and Communications Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with Romanian ICT Clusters. The Memorandum of Understanding signing took place in the presence of Cluj IT’s Vice president and coordinator of internationalization activities, Daniel Homorodean, and the official delegation of Papua New Guinea, led by Mr. Steven Matainaho, Secretary of the […]
The Office of the Governor General is seeking Court eviction orders to remove illegal settlers that have settled on land belonging to the State on which the Governor General’s Office and Government House is located. Acting Official Secretary Mr. Bill Toraso said illegal settlers have been given advance notices and time to remove their structures […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wednesday 23 November 2022 Participants at the recent 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Friday 2 December 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has assured the people of Milne Bay and Northern (Oro) Provinces, that the National Government was now looking into settling long-owed payments for shares in the oil palm businesses in the respective provinces. Prime Minister Marape gave the assurance in Parliament yesterday (Thursday 1st December), and […]
Friday 2 December 2022 The Government will set up a National Monitoring Authority (NMA) in 2023 to ensure the National Budget is implemented and the Government’s visions and aspirations are realized. Prime Minister Hon. James Marape said this yesterday (1 December) when commenting on the delivery of the 2023 Budget on Tuesday 29 November 2022. […]
Friday 2 December 2022 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has reminded heads of Government departments and agencies to submit their annual reports by March 31, 2023, outlining their achievements in 2022. Prime Minister requires the reports to ensure timely and regular checks and balances on Government departments and agencies. “All heads of Government departments and […]
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 […]