Cabinet reshuffle

Marape heads review of Treasury

The Prime Minister in a recent media release expressed his commitment to thoroughly investigate key issues affecting the country in his capacity as Treasurer. 

Marape revealed a look into key areas of ongoing concern for Papua New Guinea. And looks forward to a complete review that aligns with the government’s commitment to economic stability and the well-being of the people.

Minister for Defence highlights focus areas

“On behalf of the good people of Nipa Kutubu, and the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

“I am honoured to be appointed as the Minister of our PNG Defence Force.

“The Defence of our Sovereignty is an important National Ministry and I thank God for this opportunity to serve, and I thank Prime Minister James Marape for the appointment.

Six new ministers

Prime Minister James Marape says this is an opportunity to introduce ‘new blood’ into cabinet. Emphasizing his government’s effort to ensure every province of the country has representation in his cabinet.

The six new ministers are Koroba Kopiago MP William Bando as Coffee Minister, Nipa-Kutubu MP Dr Billy Joseph as Defence Minister, Popondetta MP Richard Masere key Institutional office Minister, Kundiawa-Gembolg MP Muguwa Dilu as Mining Minister, Esa’ala MP Jimmy Maladina as Petroleum Minister and Obura-Wonenara MP John Boito as Agriculture Minister.

Prime Minister takes over Treasury

In the recent cabinet reshuffle that saw six ministers given portfolios, Prime Minister Marape announced minor amendments that included his appointment as Treasury Minister.

The PM says Kavieng Open MP Ian Ling-Stuckey stood down ‘graciously’ and will now serve as Minister assisting the Prime Minister.

“In the 2024 budget, we intended to give relief to our people, unfortunately, relief didn’t come by. It is not purely a problem at Treasury.”

PM to announce cabinet reshuffle

He revealed that a Cabinet reshuffle is imminent this week.

"The issues concerning the economy and the functionality of key state agencies, including Treasury, Finance, and Planning, have been heard loud and clear," said Prime Minister Marape. 

“We will examine the central agencies of Government along with all supporting departments."

Meantime, the Prime Minister Marape will engage with members of the Port Moresby business community this week to address the aftermath of the riots, arson, and looting.

Marape announces Cabinet reshuffle

This is in the wake of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Commerce and Industry Sam Basil and Defence Minister Solan Mirisim being restored to full office by their respective leadership tribunals recently.

The announcement was made as the National Executive Council (NEC) prepares for its first meeting of 2022 on Wednesday this week (January 12 2022).

In the reshuffle, the Deputy Prime Minister, who has just come out of a Leadership Tribunal, remains as DPM and takes over the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.

Two Zimbabwe ministers fired after two days

Critics said the original line-up showed Mr Mnangagwa had no plans to bring real change to the country despite hailing a "new democracy".

The education and labour ministers have now been replaced, ostensibly to comply with a constitutional provision.

But military chiefs remain in charge of the foreign affairs and land portfolios.

Ten days ago Mr Mnangagwa returned from exile following the military coup against Robert Mugabe, promising to serve all citizens equally.

WNB Governor congratulates new Minister for Higher Education

Muthuvel also thanked Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for having confidence and appointing one of WNB MP as a minister in the Cabinet.

"I am sure he will head on with the current challenges we are facing and get all our students back to University and save their academic year and bring relieve to many parents , Provincial Governments and DDAs," says Mutuel.

The other changes of portfolios in the cabinet includes Malakai Tabar appointed as Minister for Transport and Nixon Duban appointed as Minister for Petroleum and Energy.

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Cabinet reshuffle sees Tkatchenko taking on APEC

Cabinet reshuffle sees Tkatchenko taking on APEC

The swearing-in of the Government Ministers took place on Friday April 8 at Government House, Port Moresby.

Tkatchenko was appointed to look after Tourism in January. He has been moved from Tourism and is now looking after APEC as well as Sports.

Joe Lera, Member for Bougainville region takes responsibilities as Minister for Bougainville Affairs.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said that minor changes are important to maintain administrative flexibility as the global and national economy evolves, and to ensure ministerial skills and capabilities are targeted.