after the 2017 Elections

DPE to be transformed into an authority

President, Gerea Aopi, welcomed the comments by Petroleum and Energy Minister, Nixon Duban, that the transformation process is on the Government agenda.

Minister Duban was quoted in the media yesterday that a budgetary allocation of K2 million was invested for the transformation. However, the process could be concluded after the swearing in of the new government after the 2017 Elections.

President Aopi said the Chamber and Industry stands ready to collaborate with the Government to work through this initiative to bring to fruition.