Sir Bob Dadae

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.

GG empowers Team PNG

Meaning “Never Say Die” or “Never Give Up,” from one of the main dialects in the Morobe province, it was the main message to Team PNG from the Governor General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bob Dadae.

Sir Bob encouraged athletes to be confident in themselves and not be intimidated by other athletes or teams from other countries.

“Be confident. Believe in yourself. Focus on what you came here to do,” he said.

GG executes Puma, PNG Customs deed of settlement

The deed of settlement is over unpaid goods and services tax for an amount of K40 million.

Attempts to settle the dispute through arbitration proceeding registered by Puma Energy with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute based in New York were unsuccessful.

Costs associated with an international arbitration was also a factor in the parties now deciding to settle the matter on terms that both parties can agree on.

Over 20 individuals recognised by Queen

Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae acknowledged and awarded the recipients in front of their family members and relatives at the Government House.

The highest award bestowed by Governor General Sir Bob Dadae is the Grand Companion of the order of Logohu, conferred with the title of ‘Chief’.

The only two recipients of the award include Reverand Laka Renagi and Ereman Vin ToBaining.

Revenue making top priority: Minister

Civil Aviation Minister Alfred Manase, on behalf of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, made this statement at the opening of the Lae Biscuit Company’s second factory last Friday.

He said investments such as the opening of second factory are the kind of investment that the Government is looking for.

Manase added that these types of investments would also increase revenue for the country, create more employment opportunities and reduce imports that can help address the foreign currency issue currently faced by the country.

GG urges Govt to address economic situation

When officially opening the 10th Parliament session today, the Sir Bob Dadae said these include relevant amendments to legislation in sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism.

He said the Government must also enable more national or landowner participation.

“There must be necessary reforms aimed at creating inclusivity and a level playing field that provides a conducive environment for small and medium-sized businesses to be established, operate and grow the economy.”

GG officially opens 10th Parliament

The opening ceremony included a 21 gun salute and a guard of honor from PNGDF soldiers.

The program started at 8am with the arrival of Speaker Job Pomat and his wife, Opposition leader Patrick Pruaitch with his wife, Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia and the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill along with his wife.

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae arrived and inspected the guard of honor before entering the chamber to officially open the 10th Parliament session.

The opening ceremony proceeded with all the MPs present.