Ivan Pomaleu

K200,000 for people with special needs

Acting Chief Secretary to the Department of Prime Minister& National Executive Council (PMNEC), Ivan Pomaleu presented the cheque to the Board of Cheshire Homes on Thursday 15 December 2022.

Secretary Pomaleu said the Lord above has created persons with special needs who are equal as other abled-bodied persons.

He said it takes people with an understanding and caring heart to care for persons with special needs.

Secretary Pomaleu said it is an area that needs more attention in our society as he also has personal experiences.

Pomaleu: 2022 Election An Important Event

Speaking during the FM100 Talkback Show on Wednesday, June 15, Pomelau said it is everyone’s effort to ensure the NGE 2022 is violence-free.

“Election is not just conducted by the Electoral Commissioner and security forces, rather it is conducted by candidates and their supporters and all eligible voters in the country, we are all stakeholders in this process,” said Pomaleu.

“What we do and how we engage ourselves in this process determines the full outcome of the election.

Pomaleu disappointed at airport breach

Pomaleu, who is the Secretary for Department of Prime Minister & National Executive Council, said he understood the people’s wish to see the Grand Chief be given an honourable repatriation that is fit for the Founding Father of our Nation, but their right to express their wish should be done within the parameters of the laws.


Secretary Ivan Pomaleu said today that the Sir Manasupe Haus Building will go into lockdown to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus after the Department recorded cases among staff recently.

He said the four-day lock down is to give time to get the office building deep cleaned as per the technical advice provided by a service provider.

“This is a responsible thing to do to protect the health and well-being of staff of the Department,” Mr Pomaleu said.

ICT is the future

Senior Officials’ Meeting Chair, Ivan Pomaleu, told delegates during the opening of the 57th Meeting of the APEC Telecommunication and Information Working Group in Port Moresby yesterday.

Pomaleu said in PNG, the ICT environment is currently less developed than in many of the APEC economies.

However, he stated the Government recognises that ICT has the potential to drive significant economic growth in PNG, delivering great benefits to citizens and transforming the delivery of government services.

PNG ready to host senior officials meeting

The SOM 1 Meeting will be in Port Moresby from February 24th to March 9th.

Pomaleu said the 14-day event will involve 78 meetings, with eight to be held daily.

SOM 1 is the largest of the four SOM cluster meetings bringing 2,000 to 3,000 delegates to PNG.

APEC ambassador outlines hurdles

Pomaleu said hosting several significant meetings, including the Leaders’ Summit, presented many challenges to PNG before, during and after the events.

He highlighted both domestic and global challenges during his presentation of the PNG Policy Priorities for APEC 2018 in Port Moresby today.

Speaking at the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce hosted breakfast, Ambassador Pomaleu said hosting the APEC summit presented several challenges both on the domestic and international front.

Cabinet appoints APEC diplomats

The appointment by the National Executive Council (NEC) aims to consolidate the country’s APEC team for next year.

Pomaleu’s former role as PNG APEC Senior Official will be taken up by the current Director General of the PNG APEC Secretariat, Lahui Ako.

Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari said in a statement that the appointment is an important adjustment that is required for hosting the program.

Public servants embark on significant journey

The workshops are part of a series of short-course scholarships offered through the Australia Awards.

The courses will enable participants involved in key trade and diplomacy roles to sharpen their skills to represent Papua New Guinea internationally, including at the APEC meetings hosted in the country in 2018.

The workshops gave participants insight into the program as well as what they can expect from the course, including related activities and site visits that they will be doing.