Sam Basil

Basil wants more Shadow Ministries

Basil said currently there are only 14 Shadow Ministries funded for the Opposition ranks which has been the norm since independence.

He said the funding will allow shadow ministers to adequately keep in check the Ministers in Government.

Basil plans to ask the Opposition coalition to make a submission to the Parliamentary Council to fund 

“If the government has 33 Ministries, we want 33 Shadow Ministries in the opposition so that we can effectively put up policies against the government on the floor.

Five MPs join PANGU

The MPs include former Prime Minister and Moresby North-West MP, Mekere Morauta, Central Province Governor Robert Agarobe, Rigo MP Lekwa Gure, Wabag MP Dr Lino Tom and South Fly MP Sekie Agisa.

In a media conference in Port Moresby, PANGU Leader Sam Basil announced the addition of the five MPs.

Basil said as a major party in the Opposition, they will move to consolidate their political priorities and pathway. This is mainly focused in agriculture, women and family, church partnership, decentralisation, economic reforms, law and justice, Bougainville and governance.

“We are fighting to remove poor leadership”

This was reiterated in press conference today by Pangu Party leader and member elect for Bulolo, Sam Basil upon welcoming also the new Governor of Morobe Province, Ginson Goheyu Saonu.

Basil made this calling to the member elect for Kabwum, Patrick Basa stating that PNC has created a leadership vacuum in the Morobe Province and elsewhere too.

Basil welcomes Nangoi

While Sumkar has already been declared, being the first for Madang province people in the province are anticipating another declaration to come from the Madang  open seat.

The party leader was met by the Sumkar member elect and another Pangu member, Madang open candidate Bryan Kramer.

Basil retains Bulolo seat

Bulolo Returning Officer Raune Jombert confirmed to Loop PNG that the Pangu Party leader was declared at 4pm, this afternoon.  

The top three candidates for Bulolo Open are;




Sam Basil



Basil: Pangu to campaign for pro-candidates

Basil said the confirmed listing of all 82 candidates to run under the party banner had already been submitted to the Register of Political Parties and PNG Electoral Commission.

But there are some candidates throughout the country not on the official list submitted by the General Secretary, Morris Tovebae on 17 May.

A good example is in East Sepik Province, where two candidates contesting for the Regional Seat have their posters stating that they were endorsed by Pangu Party.

Pangu settles infighting

The Party submitted its candidates’ listing to the PNG Electoral Commission on Monday in Port Moresby.

The list, sighted by Loop PNG, was submitted by the party General Secretary Morris Tovebae at 2pm at the PNGEC headquarters.

Eighty-two candidates will run under Pangu’s banner in the 2017 National Elections.

The list combines the candidates endorsed by the party’s council, provincial branches and parliamentary leader, Sam Basil.

New vehicles for Bulolo police

In a low key ceremony at Mumeng government station yesterday (April 15), the vehicles and the houses were given to the police by the local MP and Deputy Opposition Leader, Sam Basil.

The Toyota Land Cruiser utes were for Bulolo, Wau and Mumeng.

When handing over the vehicles, Basil said presentation had been delayed as there weren’t enough funds to purchase them.

Pangu endorses Anjo for NCD Regional

In a media conference this afternoon in Port Moresby, Pangu Parliamentary Leader, Sam Basil, made the announcement.

Basil said he has admired Anjo as a activist by keeping the Government in check and believes that if  Anjo becomes a member of Parliament he will provide the leadership that will look after the interest of the people.

The Deputy Opposition Leader said some of the reasons for Anjo’s endorsement was:

Pangu leader on Momase tour

Basil expressed his concern over recent remarks made by Pangu Pati supporters during his provincial visit to East Sepik this week.

Basil said, the nationwide support for Pangu Pati is apparent. We are building and reinforcing our stand as a political party so that we can fulfill our ultimate objective of seeing a significant political change after the 2017 Parliamentary elections. In the process my team is building sustainable platforms for our values and ideas to embed amongst a growing and changing series of demographics in Papua New Guinea.