Justin Tkatchenko

Moresby South MP Thanked Sponsor

The company donated professional sporting equipment and especially items that will be vital to be utilized for the players and umpires as well.

The Moresby South MP and biggest supporter of the Moresby South Motu-Koita Netball Tournament Justin Tkatchenko has thanked Swire Shipping for coming onboard to support a local tournament with much needed sporting gear.

He said it's great to see the business community coming on board in supporting these sporting activities through the Moresby South Office.

MP Defends Mass Eviction Call

Justin Tkatchenko emphasised his call after the Governor for Central, Robert Agarobe, took to social media, criticising the MP for not allowing the people of Goilala living in his electorate to participate in development initiatives in Moresby South.

Tkatchenko said: “Enough is enough. I made an announcement on Friday that we will remove and evict problem makers in Moresby South. I stand by that.”

NHC officers to be suspended

Tkatchenko said they have found out that two of the officers were behind the recent unauthorised evictions in Lae.

Numerous evictions involving National Housing Corporation properties have been conducted over the years.

For Morobe, it is believed that over 15 families have been affected.

Housing minister issues warning

Housing Minister Justin Tkatchenko says the NHC provides the lowest rental properties throughout PNG, where the maximum amount paid per month is K400.

Tkatchenko says he has been tasked to make sure all Papua New Guineans living in the National Housing Corporation and National Housing Estate Ltd properties pay for what they have signed up to do.

Minista tok nogat long salim NHC haus

Minista bilong Hausing na Ebenaisesen, Justin Tkatchenko, i tokaut long dispela tude long taim em i senisim ministri opis wantaim bipo minista, John Kaupa.

Ol minista insait long Marape-Steven kebinet bai gat sikispela mun long mekim wok strong long stretim ol wok bilong ol, long wanem ol bai i mas soim gutpela wok bilong ol insait long dispela ol mun.

Minista Tkatchenko i stopim wok bilong salim ol samting bilong NHC na tu long rausim ol famili husat i stap long ol dispela haus nau.

Ban on NHC house sale

Housing and Urbanization Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, announced the ban when taking over the ministry from former Minister John Kaupa.

Ministers in the Marape-Steven cabinet will have a hectic six months to get their houses in order, given the six months performance based ministries allocated to them.

Minister Tkatchenko has started with a blanket ban on the sale of all NHC properties, as well as evictions.

APEC assets ‘in order’

They are just waiting to be distributed through, he stressed, the proper process.

It is still unclear whether the much-talked about APEC luxury sports cars were procured using proper process.

However, both the APEC Minister and Prime Minister maintain that these vehicles – the 40 Maseratis and three Bentleys – will be sold in a transparent manner.

Tkatchenko criticises Barker’s ‘ongoing negativity’

The Minister made the comments after the INA director talked down the independent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers that Papua New Guinea can expect around K9 billion in investment after hosting APEC.

“Mr Barker claims to know more than the internationally respected accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and its analysis of investment coming after Papua New Guinea hosted APEC,” said Tkatchenko.

APEC VIP vehicles no longer with Authority: Minister

APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko said they are now being handed over to the Central Supply and Tenders Board and the Finance Department.

“They will then tender them out to those who are interested in those vehicles,” stated the Minister.

“And I believe that most of the vehicles have already been booked and are now ready for transfer to their new owners.

“We no longer have anything to do with the VIP vehicles.”

Lands Minister intent on changing perceptions

Minister Justin Tkatchenko made this known during the swearing-in of the Central Province Land Board on December 11th.

Tkatchenko did not defend the Lands Department, instead saying that the label of most corrupt department was not far from the truth.

However, as the new minister, he aims to change that by putting the right people in place as well as the right processes and reforms to change the department once and for all.

Tkatchenko further highlighted a challenge within the Lands Department, and that is the issue of Incorporated Land Groups, or ILGs.