Bob Dadae

GG Easter Message: Positive thinking and living

“On this special occasion, we are reminded of the greatest teacher in the world and the enormous sacrifice he has made on behalf of mankind,” said Governor General Bob Dadae.

“Some 2,000 years ago, the Son of God came into this world with one purpose and that is to reconcile us to God by means of his death as a sacrifice for our sins. 

Kua claims to have Somare’s blessing

Governor-General Bob Dadae will sign the 111 writs on April 20 to start the candidate nomination period.   

“Grand Chief’s blessing is with the PNG National Party,” said Kerenga Kua, party parliamentary leader.  

“Other people will claim the same rights, but I want to tell you, I have been with him for 15-20 years, and I have been very close to his heart, and his heart is with the PNG National Party.

“When he does something he does not do it lightly, he is a man who does everything after careful thought and consideration and that picture up there means something.”

GG meets Solomon Islands PM

Sogovare and his delegation arrived in Port Moresby on Monday.

The Governor-General and Sogovare discussed several issues including the Melanesian Spearhead Group meeting, peace and security in the region, Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER plus), education and trade relations between PNG and Solomon Islands.

GG attends first official duty

The vice regal signed and witnessed a contract agreement signing for IPI Group to provide catering services to PNG Defence Force establishments in the country.

PNGDF acting commander, Colonel Ray Numa, and IPI Group CEO Scott O’Reilly, signed the K24.7 million contract for the company to feed the PNGDF service men and women.

“The contract signing now marks the beginning of the new contract for IPI to provide catering to the entire PNG Defence establishments for the next five years,” Colonel Numa said.    

Dadae’s commissioning in June

An official from Government House confirmed with Loop PNG today that June is the confirmed month the vice-regal of Papua New Guinea will travel to England to be knighted.

The former three-term parliamentarian took his oath of loyalty to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and the Queen of England before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia in Parliament on January 28.

Dadae is the country’s 10th  Governor General and will serve the vice-regal office for six years.

GG’s condolence message for Late Hau’ofa

The late broadcaster was ill for some time and passed away last weekend.

“The late Hau’ofa was one of the great icons of radio broadcasting in the history of our country, having served in the industry for more than 50 years,” said Dadae.

“He was a great advocate of democracy in promoting freedom of expression on his famous Talk Back show on Kalang radio and now FM100.

“The late Hau’ofa connected well with ordinary people across the nation in debating issues of national importance.

Students from rural Milne Bay visit GG

The group of students travelled by sea and air from Milne Bay Province to Port Moresby, to witness the swearing ceremony of PNG’s 10th Governor General and offer their congratulations.

The travel was made possible by Kiriwina – Goodenough MP Douglas Tomuriesa.

The students presented the Governor-General with handmade baskets, carvings and bowls on Wednesday in Port Moresby.

“(Wednesday) was my first day in office, and they were my first guests. I will not forget this moment,” Dadae said.

Governor-General to be knighted soon: Government House

The former three term parliamentarian took his oath of loyalty to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and the Queen of England before Chief Justice Sir Salomo Injia in Parliament on Monday.

Dadae is the 10th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea.

Officials from the Government House advised Loop PNG that the Governor-General’s commissioning will happen soon once travel arrangements are confirmed. Dadae will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II or her representative at the Royal Buckingham Palace in London, England.

Parliament to resume on March 28

Leader of Government Business James Marape made the announcement on Tuesday in Parliament after the swearing-in of the country’s 10th Governor General Bob Dadae.

The new Governor General took his oath and declaration before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia.

The official swearing-in ceremony was the only business of the day during parliament sitting.  

Marape also announced that Teleformin MP Solan Mirisim is appointed as the Citizenship Committee chairman, and Angoram MP Salio Waipo is now the deputy chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.    

From a politician to Governor General

He was accorded the honor from the PNGDF ceremonial guards and a combine band from the three disciplinary forces.

Waiting at the stairs of the parliament to welcome him was PNGDF Commander Brigadier General, Albert Toropo, Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia, Opposition leader Don Polye with his wife and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill accompanied by his beautiful wife.

Dadae was then escorted into the chamber to be officially sworn in.

While in the chamber, Dadae make an oath to serve the Queen Elizabeth II and her heirs and the people of Papua New Guinea.