Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae

34 make King’s Birthday Honours List

PNG wishes King Charles III, a happy birthday

In his message to the King, Grand Chief Sir Bob said, commemorating the King's Birthday reminds us of the long and enduring relationship Papua New Guinea has had with the Monarchy, and our place in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Writs returned for Sohe and Maprik open

The Maprik seat was left vacant following the death of sitting member, Gabriel Kapris and the Sohe open seat was left vacant after the court ruled against his election victory on grounds of bribery.

For Maprik open, Libert Kapris, the former MP's son, won the seat after a successful by-election and was declared the newly elected MP while Hengry Amulii retained his Sohe Open seat.

K17m contract signed for tablets

Governor General of Papua New Guinea Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae on behalf of the state executed the contract today.

The contract is valued at K17,241,400.00 and will be fully funded by the national government. It is for the supply of Android tablets and related accessories, aligning with the government's vision to integrate current technology into national activities.

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.