Governor-General Bob Dadae

GG calls for accountability from MPs

Officially opening the 10th Parliament this morning, Sir Bob told the MPs that personal integrity, sense of duty and conduct must be above reproach.

“Hence, my encouragement to all new and continuing Parliamentarians is; uphold the laws of our land as stipulated in the National Constitution, the rule of law, and respect systems, procedures and processes to strengthen and enhance existing institutions that govern our very existence.

China has new PNG envoy

Ambassador Xue Bing  replaces Ambassador Li Ruiyou.

Papua New Guinea and the People’s Republic of China formalised diplomatic relations 41 years ago, on 12 October 1976.

Governor-General Dadae said: “The bilateral ties between our two countries remain friendly and are steadily increasing.”

He assured Ambassador Xi of the PNG Government support during his tenure.

Chinese firm agrees to split contract with local companies

 China WuYi Co. Limited was awarded the contract valued at K81.7 million following a signing of instruments at Government House on Tuesday for the project in Eastern Highlands Province.

This means around K40 million be available for local construction firms to vie for in the project.

China WuYi Co. Ltd representatives, Ding Hongliang, and Shi Zhijie, signed the contract before the Governor-General, Bob Dadae, and witnessed by Works Secretary, David Wereh.

Work on the road is expected to begin soon.




Over 1,500 students in Lutheran Easter camp

Primary, high and secondary schools throughout the country attended the gathering at Nadzab.

Coordinator Roy Miringkec said attendance at the event was great and it was a blessing to see young Lutherans throughout the country attend the annual event.

Meanwhile, Huon Gulf MP Ross Seymour presented K50,000 to the gathering.

He gave K30,000 to Madang students to host the next Easter camp and K20,000 to the host committee in appreciation for organising the meeting.

The camp was opened on Easter Friday and during the meeting.