Grand Chief Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae

GG visits HMS Tamar

The reception, hosted by British High Commissioner to PNG, Keith Scott, was also attended by foreign heads of missions, Deputy Chief of PNG Defence Force Commodore (N) Philip Polewara, and Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Elias Wohengu.

In his welcome remarks, High Commissioner Scott spoke of the close relationship and security partnership between the PNG Defence Force and the British Army which also extends to navy and other elements of the army of both countries.

GG receives Auditor General’s annual report

Auditor General Gordon Kega presented the Auditor General’s 2020 Report to the Governor General.

According to Mr Kega, “The report contains information about the operations and financial statements of my Office for the year ended 31 December, 2020…and reflects our effort to serve our country by executing our oversight role for the use and management of public funds, and promote transparency and good governance in the public sector.”

Governor General Congratulated on re-election

Resident heads of missions and representatives recently visited the Governor General to convey their congratulations on behalf of their governments.

The President of China, Xi Jinping, conveyed his congratulations through the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, represented by Ambassador Zeng Fanhua.

President Jinping highlighted the long-standing and vibrant friendship between China and PNG and praised the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries that has brought tangible benefits to both nations.

Senior Public Servant Heads sign contracts

The three senior public servants were appointed by the National Executive Council.
1. Andrew Oaeke as Secretary for Department of Treasury serving for a period of four years
2. Bill Roo, as Chief Fire Officer of PNG Fire Service, serving for a period of four years and 
3. Ilikomau Ali as Deputy Chief Censor of Office of Censorship, serving for a period of four years and is the first female for this position.

In attendance to witness the significant occasion, Secretary of Department of Personnel Management, Taies Sansan.  

GG Congratulates Soccer Team

The Governor General and Lady Emeline Dadae had earlier shared a short video on the

Government House Facebook page cheering and congratulating the women’s soccer team for advancing to the final match with Fiji.

Grand Chief Sir Bob, a soccer fan and enthusiast, has been following the women’s team’s progress closely and watching every match on television.  

G-G Sends Well Wishes to Queen

On behalf of the People and Government of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bob Dadae conveyed his sincere well wishes for the Queen’s recovery. He said it is heartening to note that Her Majesty has been vaccinated and is confident of her full recovery.

“Our well wishes for a speedy recovery also go out to Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall of the coronavirus and it is our earnest prayer and hope that Her Majesty recovers fully soon,” the Governor General said.

G-G Swears In PSC Commissioners

They are Judith Stenis and Joseph Aka. They will serve as Commissioners of the Public Services Commission for a period of five years.

Stenis was appointed acting Commissioner in October 2020. Her appointment as Commissioner today follows the revocation of that earlier appointment.

The appointment of the two commissioners by the PSC Appointments Committee has been gazetted in the National Gazette. PSC Chairman, Apeo Sione attended and witnessed the swearing in ceremony.


GG’s Message At 33rd ELC PNG Synod

Speaking at the closing of the 33rd Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Sir John Guise Stadium yesterday, Sir Bob called on the Papua New Guinea’s Lutheran faithful to also work together with the leadership of the Church and not allow their differences of opinion cause division and dissention among themselves.

G-G Swears In Justice Mogish

Justice Panuel Marangas Mogish was appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission to be a judge of the National and Supreme Courts for a period of 10 years commencing this year. This follows a special meeting held by the Judicial and Legal Service Commission in August.

At a brief swearing in ceremony at the Government House this morning, Justice Mogish recited before the Governor General the Declaration of Office, Declaration of Loyalty and Judicial Declaration.

New judges sworn in

Justice Jacinta Joan Murray was appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission as a Judge of the Supreme and National Courts of Justice for a period of 10 years, commencing on the date she makes the Declaration of Office.