Maneke: Department review to help progress of plans

​The new Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Francis Maneke is determined to see all sectors on par and progressing.

Officially taking over the portfolio from the previous minister Jimmy Miringtoro, Maneke said to review all sectors in the department.

“We have to see to what policies are currently in place and how best we can work on this policies so it can guide the sectors respectively.

Anything that is not in play, we have to make sure it must come to place so that we can be able to move together,” he said.

But more importantly, he is adamant to get a permanent appointment for the head of the Department of communication and information.

This appointment, he says, will see a move in development.

Maneke said his ministry is also guided by the Alotau Accord and has a 100 days plan in place.

But over the period of his portfolio, he says to work together with NICTA to come up with policies that will improve the industry.

Maneke also agrees to stimulating competition in other areas within the industry, and made mention of the NBC as an example.

Gloria Bauai