Department of National Planning and Monitoring

K500,000 pledged to ESP school

This announcement was made today at the school, in Boikin-Dagua LLG of Wewak District, by Minister Richard Maru.

Banak Primary School was established around 1967.

The school has stood the test of time for the last 50 years, producing some of the province's educated elites.

Hosting Minister Maru and local member Kevin Isifu, chairman of the school Oto Sawiembi outlined the needs of the school.

A complete revamp or at least building additional classrooms is their biggest wish.

30 new National Planning staff welcomed

Of the 30, 28 of them were graduands who have been engaged as casuals in the Department since July 2017.  

The new staff signed short term contracts with the Department that will see them on the payroll until the end of their terms.

The contracts are for 5 months. Acting First Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Division, Loma Pamea, said the Department as a central agency had provided these short term contracts in complying with the Public Services Regulation.  

K36m contract signed for infrastructure development

The contract is between the European Union, Department of National Planning and Monitoring and contractors.

The contract signing paves the way for construction company Rhodes PNG and Atlas Steel PNG to commence construction on various school projects, including teachers’ houses.

Workshop to localise SDGs for PNG

The workshop held in Port Moresby started today and will end on Thursday.

 The objective of the workshop is to gather feedbacks from different stakeholders on the SDGs indicators and their relevance sector’s planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting components.

Each of the United Nation’s 17 goals has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

Cardinal Ribat: Lack of funds to address HIV/AIDS sufferers

Chairman of Christian Leaders Alliance on HIV/AIDS, His Eminence Cardinal Sir John Ribat said this before handing over the recommendations made at the two day summit for PNG Christian Leaders Alliance on HIV and AIDS.

Govt partnership with churches must follow policy guideline

Abel said the Department of National Planning and Monitoring tries to keep the implementation of public funds as focused as possible on outcomes and align as much as possible with government’s purpose and intention.

He explained that it’s the role of churches to facilitate the spiritual development of the people and it is the role of government to facilitate the goods and services to the people.

“We use public funding to partner with churches and other partners to facilitate and support government’s role.

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Kapi Natto to create Super League for soccer

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TWELVE soccer associations in the country are standing together to create a new national competition to be known as the Super League.

PM O’Neill pays tribute to two outstanding media icons

Community Development takes over church-state program

The CSPP responsibilities were handed over today by the Department of National Planning and Monitoring (DoNPM) to the DFCDYR.

The program aims to enhance the quality of education and health services that the churches provide throughout the country.

National Planning Minister Charles Abel handed over the CSPP documents and acquittals, including the project proposals, to Community Development Minister Delilah Gore, witnessed by the PNG Church Council.

Over K500m in Tax Credit invested since 2013

The partnership between the state and major private companies has delivered K531.8 million between 2013 and July of 2016 according to the Department of National Planning and Monitoring.

These funds have been invested in education and health, law and justice, transport and utilities, and administration.

The five main players in partnership with the government under the scheme are New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL), Newcrest Mining Limited (NML), Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML), Porgera Joint Venture (PJV), and Oil Search Limited (OSL).

Awareness workshop for stakeholders on SDGs underway

The two day workshop from October 6-7 is facilitated by the Department of National Planning and Monitoring in partnership with the UN Development Program.

The workshop provides participants with a better understanding of the SDGs and the way they can be taken forward in Papua New Guinea.

Participants include representatives from relevant government departments, civil society groups and business community.

The goal is to share information on the Global Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, brainstorm integrated ways the 17 SDGs can be taken forward in PNG.