Issac Lupari

“Amendment To Central Bank Act A Big Mistake”

He said the amendments put at risk on the financial future and international reputation of Papua New Guinea.

Amendments to the Central Bank Act was unanimously passed by Parliament in December 2021.

Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey said it is the start to modernizing the Bank of PNG.

In a press release, Ambassador Lupari described the amendments made to the Central Bank Act as a big mistake and dangerous for the country.

Service Providers to be paid outstanding claims

An audit has been done on all service providers that have claims with PNG Electoral Commission and has been completed.

Of the K42 million claimed, the audit now has confirmed a figure of K19 million for service providers.

Chief Secretary, Issac Lupari says because of the audit that has been conducted upon those claims, PNGEC was able to pick up on the discrepancies and abnormalities in the figures.

Lupari thanked that Department of Justice, particularly the Office of the Solicitors General for the work they have done in rechecking the figures.

Gamato: National Logistics Plan is a step up for PNGEC

 This is the first time that such a plan has been launched to support the 2017 National Elections.

Clear directions from the Government were to make sure that the Elections are free and fair and that they are conducted in a cost effective manner.

The directions were a result of a number of Observer Reports in the seven elections that the country has had so far.

K100,000 committed every year for Aroma canoe racing

Speaking on behalf of the Prime Minister, Chief Secretary, Issac Lupari made this commitment to support the sport annually during the opening of the inaugural Peter O’Neill Cup canoe race on Friday at Pelagai village.

“Canoe racing is not only a sporting event; it brings communities together and brings about love, peace and unity.

Lupari thanked the organisers of the canoe race who had worked hard behind the scenes to make the one day event a success.