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Hiri Hanenamos encouraged

On Thursday, March 2nd, Lady Emeline Tufi Dadae met with the contestants in preparation for the upcoming Hiri Moale Festival that started today.

"Hiri Moale Festival is a representation of our way of life, particularly for the people of Motu Koitabu and Gulf Province. Our culture is our identity. Hiri Moale Festival is more than just a celebration; the Hiri Hanenamo pageant honors the beauty, cultural knowledge, arts, and crafts of the people of Motu-Koitabu, Hiri-Koiari and Gulf Province."

Marape voted PM unopposed

Governor for Manus, Charlie Benjamin nominated the leader of PANGU Pati. The nomination was seconded by Finschaffen MP Renbo Paita and closed by the Governor for Western Governor Taboi Awi Yoto.

97 parliamentarians voted for Marape. Ialibu-Pangia MP, Peter O’Neill and Maprik MP Gabriel Kapris left the chambers so as not to participate in the election of a Prime Minister.

Marape was headed to Government House to be sworn-in.

HRH Princess Anne welcomed to PNG

Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae, on behalf of the nation, extended a warm welcome to the Royal visitors, ahead of their arrival.  

The visit by HRH the Princess Royal to Papua New Guinea is in commemoration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 70th platinum jubilee anniversary as the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Queen’s Baton Relay Reception

The Governor General, as the Queen’s representative was honored to host the Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“Her Majesty the Queen has shared her message with us and the rest of the Commonwealth, which is securely stored in this Baton before you all. We look forward to hearing her message come July.”

He acknowledged PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF) President Sir John Dawanincura and the Papua New Guinea Commonwealth Association for their faith and ongoing commitment to the Commonwealth.

GG executes contracts for state

The Governor General executed a contract for the long-term maintenance of the Magi Highway in Central Province to Milne Bay Province.

The maintenance will cover the Goilanai Bridge along Magi Highway to Gadaisu in Milne Bay.

The five-year contract is valued at K38, 470, 850.00, and is fully funded by the Australian Government through the Transport Sector Support Program.

Virtual Swearing-In of Judges

The two Australian Judges sworn are Justice Joan Berna Collier, reappointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission as a judge for a period of three (3) years commencing today 9 November, 2021.

Justice John Alexander Logan is the second judge sworn in and is also reappointed as a judge for a period of three (3) years commencing today as well.

Both Judges recited the Declaration of Office, Declaration of Loyalty and Judicial Declaration via video conferencing as they are currently in Brisbane, Australia.

New wife of GG officially welcomed

Lady Emeline Tufi Dadae, who tied the knot with the Governor General in January, was given a welcome by the staff of Government House during their annual dedication ceremony, where she briefly introduced herself as well as expressed a desire to work closely with everyone.

Of Tongan descent, Lady Emeline Tufi Dadae, who prefers to be addressed as “Lady Tufi”, was part of the dedication service at Konedobu, where she was given an opportunity to address the staff.

PM welcomes Basil as state minister

Speaking at Government House on Friday, the Prime Minister said the Leader of Pangu Pati brings a wealth of experience to Cabinet.

“I welcome Minister Basil to Cabinet, and the appointment of two new Vice Ministers, who I know will all make a valuable contribution to the development and implementation of Government policy,” the Prime Minister said.

“Pangu has joined to participate in the management of the affairs of the country and will serve our nation with diligence.”

Balance your physical and spiritual needs: Governor-General

He made statement during the launching of a Christian Fellowship program for staff of the Office of the Governor-General for 2017.

The annual Government House Christian Fellowship program was initiated by former Governor General Sir Paulias Matane in 2004.

“We all need three basic necessities to stay alive (food, water and air). We must add also our spiritual sustenance. Just like the three necessities of life, without spiritual sustenance we will not be able to perform well and give our best service to others and God,” the Governor-General said.

Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio passes away

“It is with great sadness that the Office of the Governor-General informs the people of Papua New Guinea that Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KStJ, passed away this afternoon.”

“Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, the 9th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, was ill for sometime and died at the State residence at Government House at 3:50pm today.”

“Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio was 75 years old. Sir Michael was elected 9th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea on January 2011.