Political parties merge in bid to oust PM

In a statement released today, the Member for Moresby North-West and former prime minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, said: “Papua New Guineans must now stand up and take the opportunity offered by this merger to talk to like-minded Members of Parliament on the Government benches to work with the Opposition to replace the Prime Minister.

“We know that there are some very good Members on the other side, even in PNC, who want change as they know that this Prime Minister is not fit to run the country.

No jobs will be lost after merger: Duma

Duma was responding to questions raised by Rabaul MP Dr Allan Marat on allegations that staff will not be getting entitlements after the merger.

Dr Marat raised a series of questions, asking for clarification from the Minister responsible, William Duma.

He said mergers, unlike the current one, usually take a very long time so as to deal with issues that need to be properly settled.

He claimed that the merger is allowing outsiders to take over our national security.

ICCC authorises Telikom, DataCo merger

ICCC Commissioner Paulus Ain made the announcement during a media conference yesterday.

The application was jointly lodged on the 05th of April 2017, by Kumul Consolidated Holdings Limited and Telikom.

KCHL also applied for clearance together with the authorization application, but subsequently withdrew it. As a result the review of this authorization application did not proceed until the 30th of January 2018, when KCHL formally advised the ICCC to recommence the assessment of its authorization application.