Peoples Progress Party

Nominations close in PPP’s stronghold province

Micah will be running against 22 other candidates to retain his seat, this includes three female candidates.

His nomination was witnessed by the founder of People Progress Party, Sir Julius Chan, New Ireland Governor and fellow PPP member, Namatanai MP Byron Chan who filed his nominations last Friday (April 21).

New Ireland Election Manager Glenson Laena told Loop PNG from Kavieng that Ron Meli was the last candidate who filed his nomination this afternoon to contest the Kavieng Open seat.

Workers unions unite with political party

The workers unions include Maritime and Waterside Union, PNG Communication Workers Union (PNGCWU), PNG Energy Workers Union, National Airlines Employees Association, National Nurses Association and PNG Teachers Association.

The partnership will represent a new chapter for workers' direct participation in politics, their voices heard and interests better represented in Government through the PPP.

Party leader Ben Micah said, when addressing the unions, that this will enable the workers to have direct input into policies and laws affecting their welfare and interests.

PNG Loop's Breakfast Bites

Masiu sworn-in as MP by Speaker of Parliament

The newest parliamentarian was declared as an MP on 4th July 2016 after winning the vacated open seat following the death of Steven Pirika Kamma early this year.

Parliament speaker Theo Zurenouc swore in Masiu as an MP this afternoon.

This completed the process after the return of writs of the South Bougainville by-election was given to Governor General Sir Michael Ogio by Electorial Commissioner Patilias Gamato in the morning.

The swearing was done at the Parliament State Function and witnessed by Peoples Progress Party leader Ben Micah.

Coalition partners to meet before Friday Parliament sitting

Micah in a media conference this afternoon said, party leaders in the coalition have yet to meet following the Supreme Court decision yesterday directing Parliament Speaker to recall the House of representative to debate the motion of the Vote of No-Confidence.             

“I want to make it clear as the leader of the People’s Progress Party that our party is still a member of the coalition that elected the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill after the 2012 elections,” Micah said.