Aiye Tambua

Tambua’s sexual offence case adjourned

Presiding Magistrate Paul Nii told Tambua today in Court that the matter will proceed further after the police complete their investigations, which will formulate the police hand-up brief that will be presented to the Court for further directions.

When Tambua appeared for his first mention today, his lawyer Edward Sasingian presented two new motions to the Court.

Goroka MP detained, refused bail

This is following repeated attempts by police to bring him in for an interview since the late 2023 when a complaint was filed against him for alleged persistent sexual abuse.

According to a statement by the Police Commissioner David Manning, Tambua had “employed a range of legal measures to avoid questioning.”

However Commissioner Manning in the statement said Tambua attended an interview at the police headquarters on Monday, March 04th 2024 upon request and was subsequently arrested and charged with 26 counts of criminal offending of a serious sexual nature.

Media banned from reporting Tambua’s Case

Magistrate Peter Balos issued a media ban after concerns were raised by both the defendant and complainant’s counsels regarding the sensitivity of the case stating it is a ‘family matter’ and not a ‘public matter’.

Tambua’s counsel, Myron Ipape said the girls who are minors (aged 2 &12) and their mother are still under the protection of the defendant who is their father.

Historic Agriculture Agreement to be signed

Minister for Agriculture, Aiye Tambua, said this will be a historical, and first ever formal agreement to be signed between the two countries to target technical training for young Papua New Guinean graduates in agriculture, research and related fields.

The agreement will also capture the field of research in all potential agriculture related disciplines with the department and especially the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI).

Agriculture the way forward

During the launch of the Kiunga Agri-Industrial Centre and Vanilla Project Launch last Friday (30th of June) in Samagoes of North Fly District, people of Western are now aiming to turn to Agriculture as the way forward for their future.

Minister for Agriculture, Aiye Tambua, acknowledged the leaders of Western Province (WP), OTML and the Agro-Industrial Centre and Vanilla Project on behalf of the National Government.

Ban all imported frozen chicken

Minister for Agriculture, Aiye Tambua, said that the government announced this last week with advice from the National Agriculture & Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA).

Committees pursue common Interests

Tambua and Garry Juffa, Oro Governor and Chairman of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Public Sector Reform and Service Delivery, have pledged to work together.

He thanked outgoing chairman, John Pundari for his efforts to keep the committee active since 2017.

In a joint press statement, both parties highlighted common interests in their committees’ respective missions and outlined their collaboration as follows:

Order to shoot and kill animals


This directive came from the office of the local Member of Parliament Aiye Tambua and from the Manager of the Goroka Town Authority and Urban LLG, Harold Abori a week ago.

This directive came as a public announcement over the local NBC Radio by both the local Member as well as the town Manger.

With the new Goroka market not yet in use, and vendors are still selling their goods in the open, animals have also been let to feed for themselves at the market place.