PNG Governor General

GG: Support Women and Mothers

In his congratulatory message on the occasion of Mothers Day yesterday, Dadae described mothers as the pillar and foundation of a happy and prosperous family.

Dadae said, besides taking on household chores, mothers play an important role in nurturing life from infancy to adulthood.

“Most importantly, mothers process and are the shelter of life. Life begins in the womb of a woman (mothers). Life grows inside her and is taken care of by the woman. Without her, there is no sustained life,” The Governor-General said.

Dadae invited to visit Australia

Australian Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, made the invitation during his courtesy call on the PNG vice regal and Lady Hannah Dadae.

In a statement from Government House, Sir Peter said he would be happy to receive Dadae and looked forward to welcoming him.

“As Governor-General of Australia, I would like to assure you of Australia’s abiding commitment to PNG as our closest neighbor… and in representing the 24 million people of Australia, of our ongoing support and friendship to Papua New Guinea,” Sir Peter said.

GG attends first official duty

The vice regal signed and witnessed a contract agreement signing for IPI Group to provide catering services to PNG Defence Force establishments in the country.

PNGDF acting commander, Colonel Ray Numa, and IPI Group CEO Scott O’Reilly, signed the K24.7 million contract for the company to feed the PNGDF service men and women.

“The contract signing now marks the beginning of the new contract for IPI to provide catering to the entire PNG Defence establishments for the next five years,” Colonel Numa said.    

PNG has three GG’s at present, says minister

“We are in a very rare situation constitutionally, at this point of time where we have three Governor- Generals,” Tkatchenko said.       

“We have the acting Governor-General which is the Speaker of Parliament (Theo Zurenuoc); we have our current Governor-General (late Sir Michael Ogio) who is ‘lying in state’ and the incumbent Governor-General (Bob Dadae) who will be sworn in at Parliament next Tuesday.”