Governor General

Lady Hannah Dadae succumbs to illness

Acting Official Secretary Bill Toraso has confirmed that Lady Hannah passed away from a short illness at around 2pm yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 4h December, 2018, in Brisbane, Australia.

Lady Hannah had been receiving medical treatment for the past three months when she succumbed to her illness.

Lady Hannah was a teacher by profession and had taught in schools throughout Morobe Province for 29 years before retiring a few years ago.

GG welcomes two Heads of Missions

They include the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to PNG, Martha Mavrommati; and Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, Patricio Powell Osorio.

The Governor General received their credentials in Port Moresby.

Welcoming the Cyprus High Commissioner to PNG, Grand Chief Sir Bob said they are pleased to receive her and look forward to enhancing the already good bilateral relations between PNG and Cyprus since formally establishing diplomatic relations forty years ago.

GG welcomes ambassadors to PNG

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae welcomed and accepted the credentials of two new Ambassadors to PNG on September 18th 2018.

They are Ambassador of the Russian Federation to PNG, and Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Thailand to PNG.

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to PNG, Lyudmila Vorobieva, was the first to present her credentials to the Governor General yesterday.

The feeling of triumph, jubilation

During the flag lowering ceremony in Port Moresby yesterday, Governor General Bob Dadae said for the first time ever, the spirit of unity and oneness dismissed all doubts and fears of succeeding as a new nation.

“The passion to now be identified as a Papua New Guinean was demonstrated in many areas – in politics, education and academic attainment and sports. The shared determination to excel was driven by the strong passion to stand tall and to be counted as a proud Papua New Guinean,” said the GG.

Commission members sworn in

The two members are:

  1. Ms. Theresa Jaintong, OBE representing the National Council of Women, and,
  2. Rev. Roger Joseph representing PNG Council of Churches.

Their appointment as members representing their respective organisations to the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission is in accordance with the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates.

These positions became vacant due to the passing of the Churches Representative and the resignation of the Women’s Representative in the Commission.

GG’s Queen’s birthday message

The Queen celebrates two birthdays a year. Her actual birthday is on 21st April and her official birthday is usually on the second Saturday in June.

The Queen is 92 years old this year.

“On behalf of the people and Government of Papua New Guinea, I take this time to convey my warm congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on her 92nd birthday.

“Throughout her life, the Queen has exemplified exceptional service and dedication spanning 66 years as reigning monarch and head of the Commonwealth.

GG congratulates Ms. Kiap on award

Ms. Kiap was nominated by her peers for outstanding service as a diplomat promoting the interests of both PNG and the United Kingdom and in her role and capacity in other organisations based in London.

“Papua New Guinea is indeed proud of your achievement having won the 2018 Diplomat of the Year award,” Grand Chief Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae said.

“Your achievement is well noted and with a very distinguished career behind you, this award is well deserved.

Sir Bob urges fight against tuberculosis

PNG will join the rest of the world to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day tomorrow.

Grand Chief Sir Bob said TB, whilst fatal, is curable therefore it is vital that every step is taken to prevent and halt the spread of the disease.

“It is important that TB patients adhere to their medications and complete their dosage as directed by health practitioners as failure to do so has seen an increase in high incidences of drug resistant strains of TB,” stated Sir Bob.

PNG Diplomats commended

Governor General, Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae, said this during a courtesy call by PNG diplomats to Government House on Thursday, a first such visit.

The Governor General also expressed his well wishes to the heads of state of the countries represented by our foreign diplomats, for their continued health and well-being and for prosperity and closer ties between our countries.

“I want to thank you all for the important role you all play in representing our country overseas.

Governor General commends police department

 

Grand Chief Sir Bob remarked that police personnel play an important role in ensuring the safety and security of the public and international visitors alike; however, in order for them to carry out their duties, it is imperative that their living conditions are improved and the services of retired servicemen recognized.

The Governor General made these remarks to the Member for Gazelle and Minister for Police, Jelta Wong who paid a courtesy call on the Governor General at Government House on Thursday morning.