William Duma

Central LOs condemn Duma’s appointment

In a statement, Gabadi-Manumanu Land Committee chairman, John Daroa, said: “This is because William Duma is under investigation in the controversial Manumanu land deal in Kairuku district while he was the minister for public enterprise and state investments in the last government.

“The outcome of the investigation by the police fraud squad, administrative inquiry and Ombudsman Commission is yet to be made public.”

Sir Julius jumps on PNC bandwagon

He has joined United Resources Party Leader, William Duma, and Powes Parkop, Leader of the Social Democratic Party.

In a joint statement, the group said: “Our coalition of Parties and Independent Members of Parliament have agreed to support a PNC-led Government form the Tenth Parliament of Papua New Guinea.

“Following the 2017 National General Election, PNC has recorded the highest number of Members-elect, and is on-track to have the highest number of Members in this Parliament.

Landowners demand COI to investigate Manumanu land deal


This follows a recent announcement by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to down grade what he promised to be a COI to an Administrative Inquiry.

Gabadi leader Rev. John Ovia said the Prime Minister has promised the people of Manumanu and Gabadi a COI and that the report was expected to be tabled in Parliament on March 28.

Rev. Ovia called on the Prime Minister to act on his words for a COI to be set up to investigate the allegations surrounding the compulsory land acquisition process.

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Duma declines to clarify his removal


The former Minister for State Enterprises and Hagen MP William Duma has declined to comment about the National Executive Council decision on his removal.

Man forges former wife’s signature to sell home

Duma, Pok step down over allegations

This was announced today by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in a media conference.

The COI will be set up to investigate allegations that have been leveled against some senior Ministers of the Government and senior members of government departments.

This follows a full examination of the breach that was provided to the Prime Minister by government agencies that were involved in the Manumanu land deal in the Central Province.

Polye calls for tougher penalties on senior ministers in Government

He said failure by the Prime Minister to impose tougher disciplinary actions against the two ministers goes to expose O’Neill’s failure to fight corruption among his cabinet members.

“Let me remind the PM that Papua New Guineans are intelligent and they are watching and judging every step of the government,” Polye said.

The private purchase of the land valued at K46.6 million by Kumul Consolidated Holdings b onehalf of the State on a the company in question with links to a senior cabinet minister had been the hot question in the second week of Parliament sitting.

Duma slaps Wingti in Parliament Chamber

MPs present in the Chamber were shocked as they witnessed something most  unusual happened.

Hagen MP and State Enterprises Minister William Duma walked straight to Western Highlands Governor and former Prime Minister Paias Wingti and slapped him on the face and walked off.

The motive behind Duma’s action's are not known.

Members beside Wingti had to walked over and comfort him.

Wingti, however, was so embarrassed he left the Chamber.

Water and Sanitation Bill rejected

The Bill just fell short by one vote of the required majority vote of 56, with seven members voting against it.

After passing the Tobacco Control Bill of 2016, it looked like the Water Sanitation Bill would follow suite however, the Bill did not muster the required number.

This followed a speech by Opposition Member Kerenga Kua, who labeled the Bill as another instrument that will only raise taxes and costs even more for ordinary citizens.

K32, 000 prize money up for grabs at softball club champs

The original prize money for the championships was K22,000 given by major sponsor, PNG Power. But this increased by another K10,000 thanks to the support from State Enterprises Minister and Member for Hagen Open, William Duma. President of the PNG Softball Federation, Ralph Tarasomo  explained the break up of the prize money this morning.

First place: K7,000, Second place: K5,000, Third place: K2,500 and Fourth place: K1,500.

He said the break up amount for the different placings is the same for both the men's and women's divisions. 

The finals are underway now. 

Duma leads way with DSIP acquittals of DSIP funds

This was highlighted by local MP William Duma while presenting his 2015 District Services Improvement Program and District Support Grants acquittal reports to the Department of Implementation and Rural Development last week.

One of the major success of the DDA is the up-grading and sealing of all feeder and new roads within the district.

Duma who is also the Minister for State Enterprise announced that infrastructure development projects worth over K20 million would be expended, K10,872,828.44 had already been expended.