Three senior Ministers resign

Nine Members of Parliament, including three Senior Ministers, have today announced their resignation from the People’s National Congress (PNC) Coalition Government.

They include Health Minister Sir Puka Temu (Abau), Forestry Minister Douglas Tomuriesa (Kiriwina-Goodenough) and Defence Minister Solan Mirisim (Telefomin). They were joined in their resignations today by six MPs including John Simon (Maprik), Francis Maneke (Talasea), Joseph Yopyyopy (Wosera-Gawi), Isi Henry Leonard (Samarai-Murua), Jimmy Uguro (Usino-Bundi) and Western Governor Taboi Awi Yoto.

The MPs now join the camp led by Tari-Pori MP and former Finance Minister, James Marape.

The announcement was made at Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby this morning.

Watch TVWan News at 7:50pm tonight for more reaction to this announcement, from the Government and other Opposition MPs.

Cedric Patjole