Jimmy Miringtoro

Maneke takes over Communication portfolio

The handover ceremony was at the National Broadcasting Commission headquarters in Port Moresby today, witnessed by NBC staff, partners and stakeholders in the sector.

Making it official, Miringtoro presented Maneke a report entailing a brief of outstanding matters or Work in Progress (WIP) which he, as the new minister will take on, in accordance with the priorities and agenda of the current government.

One urgent need, Miringtoro said, was the proper establishment of the department, as it still exists as “Office of information” properly articulating its functions.

Parliament passed Cybercrime Code Bill

The Bill is a significant piece of legislation designed to deal with crimes and offences committed against individuals, the public, government agencies or corporate entities through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Introducing the bill for the third reading today before it being passed, Communication Minister Jimmy Miringtoro said the Government is mindful that the use of ICTs inevitably introduces correlative security concerns for individuals, businesses, and the public sector that need to be addressed.