PM James Marape

PM Marape holds bilateral with Aust

Prime Minister Marape and Deputy Prime Minister Marles discussed issues of concern for both countries including giving each other updates on the recently signed Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) with the United States and the proposed Bilateral Security Treaty (BST) with Australia, Visa issues and the PNG NRL Bid.

He informed Mr Marles that the Bilateral Security Treat that Australia would like to have with Papua New Guinea is a work in progress at the moment.

PM to oversee Foreign Ministry

PM Marape also made it known yesterday afternoon (May 12th) to the public that he will oversee the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the interim in the meantime.

This move by Tkatchenko took immediate affect as of yesterday following the public uproar after a Tiktok video from his daughter Savannah Tkatchenko was circulated widely on social media.

The Minister’s defense of his daughter drew harsh criticism from the public over the poor choice of words used to show his frustrations.

PM appeal to countrymen

He shared this during the 7th season of Men of Honour ‘Spirit of Peace’ Awards night on the 3rd of May, 2023.

PM Marape was inspired by the event and acknowledged Digicel PNG Foundation under Digicel PNG Ltd for the initiative of aiming to break the cycle of violence.

The Men of Honor program sees ordinary PNG men from different walks of life in the country who are actively involved in the area of peace-building.

Don’t waste time: PM

He sounded this message when launching the Edevu Hydropower Reservoir Impoundment at Edevu in Koiari, Central Province, recently.

“Time lost is money lost”, this was the message from Prime Minister Marape to all ministers, agencies, secretaries, and managing directors of state organisations, when they attended the launch of the hydropower project outside of Port Moresby on Friday, April 21.

Marape bids farewell to Sir Rabbie

The latest is Sir Rabbie Namaliu apart from Sir Mekere Morauta and Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.

All of the leaders have played significant roles in the formative years of the country, whether in politics or as public servants and have laid the foundational building blocks that have anchored our unity and democracy.

Tapo River Bridge opened

PM Marape’s delegation of MPs including Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey, Minister for Works and Highways, Solan Mirisim, Minister for Education, Jimmy Uguro and Madang Governor, Ramsey Pariwa, MP for Rai Coast, Kessy Sawang, and Member for Mul-Baiyer, Jacob Maki to Madang.  

They travelled by road along the Madang-Ramu Jepcott Highway to Tapo bridge, one of the six bridges to be opened in the province. The other bridges are Bora, Gusap, Miai, Drai Wara, and Wasigo.

Reputation and children, a legacy

“The cars you have, the money you have will not go down with you to the six feet. You leave behind your children and your reputation. They leave on. Your children and your reputation. What is a country you want to leave for your children? Is it a better country? Is it a better place?” PM Marape asked.

He was speaking at the Public Servants Dedication Service on Friday 6th January, 2023. He reminded the public servants that everyone is ultimately accountable to God and that he is watching everything they do.

JSB Resolution Signed

The signing of resolutions on Friday 22nd April signifies the acceptance of both governments regarding the resolutions of the Joint Technical Team.

The Co-chairs signed the Joint Technical Team resolutions directing that the Joint Legal Technical working group immediately commence discussions on drafting the Constitutional Regulations, commence preparations of a Report to the 11th National Parliament in 2023 and also, the JSB proper to be convened at a later date in Kimbe, West New Britain Province.

Sports creates people-to-people relationships

Departing Port Moresby on Thursday 3rd February for the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Prime Minister James Marape said, “China’s successful hosting of the games sends a positive message to the next host that any global event of such can be staged, regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

PM Marape who viewed the games as something positive, expects sportsmen and women to unite the world as one people.

PM criticised for breaching COVID restriction

“He has put the lives of thousands at risk. He must be held to account under the law.

“The PM must be charged under the provisions of the COVID-19 Pandemic Act,” said Mr Namah.

Namah reacted after Prime Minister James Marape visited Mendi and addressed hundreds of people at the one time at Momei Oval.

On Thursday January 20, the Office of the Controller issued a media statement with a headline that read Public gathering of 100-plus people banned till March 1, 2022’ following the detection of the first Omicron variant case in PNG.