Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae

Sir Bob Dadae attends King’s Coronation

The Coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6th, 2023.

Prior to the Coronation on Friday, May 5th, 2023, the Governor General had the opportunity to meet with King Charles III at a luncheon held by the King for Governors-General and Realm Prime Ministers. Later that evening, the Governor General and Lady Emeline Dadae attended a reception hosted at Buckingham Palace ahead of the Coronation.

Governor General pays tribute

Grand Chief Sir Bob, has described him as “a man of honour and great dignity” and an outstanding leader who exemplified great passion for upholding the rule of law and the National Constitution.

Sir Rabbie passed away in his home province of East New Britain last Friday, 31st of March.

According to Sir Bob, late Sir Rabbie was one of the few Papua New Guineans who helped put together the public service policies and the National Constitution.

Dadae retains GG post

Sir Bob received 71 votes and Winnie Kiap received 33 in the second round of voting. Steven Pokawin, the third candidate to nominate as GG, was voted out in the first round.

Member for Kiriwina-Goodenough and Deputy Leader of Opposition, Douglas Tomuriesa was first to congratulate Sir Bob and the two candidates.

“The Governor General must remain impartial at all times,” Tomuriesa said.

“The Governor General is the guardian of the PNG Constitution. His election is an election of confidence and he must serve the interest of this nation.

Sir Bob Dadae executes road contract

The construction of the road includes the pavement rehabilitation and sealing from Maria Junction to Tuku Station covering 30kms, and pavement rehabilitation and sealing from Awi Bridge to Lake Kopiago Station covering 35kms.

The road construction contract is valued at K30, 245, 665. 40, inclusive of GST and contingency sum, and will be wholly funded by the national Government at a duration of 30 months.

The National Executive Council (NEC) has awarded the contract to Tari Pori Development Corporation Limited.

GG Lauds Team PNG

When attending welcome reception for Team PNG and officials, the GG said he was honoured to be part of the official welcome reception held yesterday to welcome back PNG’s athletes.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games was held in conjunction with celebrations to mark the 70th Platinum Jubilee Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as the longest reigning monarch and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations. 

“As the Queen’s representative, it is my honour and privilege to welcome back home our Team PNG athletes and officials from the Commonwealth Games.

GG Conveys Condolences

Mr. Abe, who was Japan’s longest serving prime minister, was assassinated whilst on a campaign trail in the city of Nara, in western Japan last Friday. 
Upon hearing the tragic news of the former Japanese Prime Minister, Sir Bob said he was shocked and saddened. 

Consultancy Service Contract Signed

This contract is for consultancy service for construction supervision, preparatory studies and detailed design of climbing lanes at Kassam Pass, Weigh Stations and trade and logistics platforms near Goroka.

The contract is valued at K13, 509, 420, inclusive of provisional sums and contingencies and GST. The contract will be fully funded by the Asian Development Bank.

G-G’s UK Visit Concluded

This week the Governor General, Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae and wife, Lady Emeline Dadae paid a courtesy call to counterpart, New Zealand Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Cindy Kiro.

She is New Zealand’s first Maori woman to be appointed a Governor General.

G-G hosts State Dinner For HRH

In receiving Her Royal Highness Moresby South Member, Justin Tkatchenko announced her arrival in the presence of invited NGOs, business leaders and political leaders.

Sir Bob in his welcoming speech welcomed Her Royal Highness, whose presence made a very significant occasion in the history of United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Family, which is the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

GG knights John Hickey

Sir Bob also announced that Madang Governor Peter Yama will be knighted; medals are still on the way from Buckingham Palace and will be bestowed in December. 

These are the two highest awards presented under Diamond Jubilee Awards which included 340 recipients from Madang, also awarded during the Independence celebration in Madang.

Sir John Hickey was bestowed his title on Wednesday, as part of the day’s program.