PM James Marape

Urgent audit into key government departments

He announced this request in response to recent significant disbursements of funds by these three crucial departments.

“I have written to the Auditor-General to preside over an urgent audit into spending by Finance, National Planning and Works and Highways departments,” Prime Minister Marape stated.

 “These three key state departments have been responsible for huge disbursement of public funds recently.

PM Marape invites ICRC to Tari Pori

Given that his Tari-Pori electorate serves as the sole service center in Hela Province, it attracts individuals affected by tribal conflicts from neighboring provinces seeking services such as policing and healthcare.

Furthermore, Marape also proposed leveraging the Hope Institute, which supports women and children affected by violence, as a platform for collaboration with churches and the ICRC in Hela.

PM Marape clarifies Gold Bullion concept

He said within the time his government took office, it has been fine-tuning the project agreements to get more interest out for Papua New Guineans. As he put it, the government was “not in a rush” to get the operation started in the country.

The Prime Minister was discussing the gold refinery concept in Parliament in response to questions put to him by Leader of Opposition Joseph Lelang.

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.