Madang Provincial Administrator

Ward members on gov’t payroll

Today, the Department of Provincial and Local-Level Government Affairs (DPLGA), the Department of Personnel Management and the Department of Public Service came together to launch the LLG leaders on the Government’s Ascenda payroll platform. 

Secretary for the DPLGA, Philip Leo described the proposed payment of ward member’s wages through the government’s Alesco payroll system as a ‘critical enabler for development’.

The launch will officiate the migration of 6,375 ward members, deputy presidents and mayors onto the payroll system.

Lau Commences Duty As Madang PA

After numerous acting appointments in the last four years, Mr Lau was permanently appointed to a four-year term on May 10, 2022 in NEC decision number 229 0f 2022 and his appointment was gazetted on May 30, in gazettal notice G426.

When resuming office on Monday, Mr Lau appealed to all public servants of Madang Provincial Administration, departmental heads and senior staff to immediately resume duties and refrain from indulging in any form of standoffs.

He stated that his appointment was a prerogative of the NEC.

Public Servants Query Appointment

The public servants have queried the appointment of the PA and that proper processes were followed.

According to a public servant, who did not want to be named said the signatures of a minute they had received earlier did not match, and this caused them to question the appointment.

They again fronted the provincial administration building today to get an update on their query.

DPM Confirms Madang PA

DPM Secretary, Taies Sansan said, the National Executive Council (NEC) revoked the Acting Provincial Administrator, Clement Tare’s appointment and appointed Mr Lau on 10 May 2022 in NEC decision number 229 of 2022.  
Lau’s appointment was gazetted on 30 May in gazettal notice G426 and it is for a four-year term.  

Madang update: Water supply restored

As of 3pm yesterday (April 13), water was restored to Madang residents, including the hospital.

The water supply was affected following the unrest over the death of a Ialibu teacher in Madang.

Acting Madang Provincial Administrator John Bivi told Loop PNG that opportunists vandalised the water supply station at Panin village during the unrest on Saturday (April 7).

Madang PA sidelined

Madang Governor Peter Yama in a media conference said allegations laid against Aloi are serious in nature, resulting in his sidelining in compliance with the Public Finance Management Act 2016.

Governor Yama said his first task when taking up the office of the Governor was to clean the provincial administration in compliance with the various administrative laws.

He said Aloi did not respond to his show cause notice delivered to him on Nov 2, 2017, in relation to 10 allegations against him.