Government agencies

Agencies told to register social media accounts

Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) emphasized the directive guidelines set by the National Executive Council (NEC) and the Digital Government Act 2022.

Secretary Steven Matainaho, further urged all public agencies to register their social media accounts to establish a secure and trustworthy online presence for government entities, aligning them with official regulations.

“In today’s digital age, where misinformation and fake news run rampant, social media security is paramount for public bodies,” Matainaho stated.

​Govt agencies lack consistency

Executive general manager of stakeholder engagement at Oil Search, Gerea Aopi, said this when addressing participants of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Workshop.

Aopi said from previous experience, when collaborating with the Government, there was usually no consistency amongst various agencies regarding policy and implementation.

He said to address a critical issue such as climate change, all government agencies and key stakeholders needed consistent alignment and direction to effectively address the issue.

Workers call for political voice in Parliament

They say for too long, the concerns of all workers in PNG have continuously been suppressed both by the government, Government agencies, employer organisations and major developers in PNG.

COWU is made up of over 10 Unions throughout the country from different sectors including maritime, communications, energy, police, correctional services, teachers, nurses and airlines.

On behalf of the Unions, PNGCWU president Nuq Mamtirin said it is strange to see and experience the hardships that all citizen workers are facing including health insurance and housing.