PNG National Party

Kua Opposes Voting System

Minister for Petroleum and Leader of the PNG National Party, Kerenga Kua said the proposed Bill goes against the fundamental principles and the values of the party.

Minister Kua made a stand to oppose a private bill introduced by a Member of Parliament.
“The First Past the Post voting system involves a lot of criminal activities especially in the Highlands region compared to the Limited Preferential Voting system,” he said.

Submit returns or pay K5,000 fine: Gelu

Dr Gelu said this upon receiving acquittals from the PNG National Party after the 2017 National General Elections.

He said it is important for parties and winning candidates to submit their financial returns within three months after the date they were declared.

Gelu explains that this is a requirement under sections 88 and 89 of the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates.

PNG National Party General Secretary, Dick Wama, presented the party’s national election report and acquittals on Friday to the Registrar of Political Parties.

VIDEO: Kua on use of Security personnel and elections

Member elect for Sinasina Yongumugl and leader of the PNG National Party Kerenga Kua said the presence of security personnel makes voters intimidated and sometimes scared of voting for the right leader.


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Kua dismisses Bakani’s statement

PNG National Party Leader and Member for Sinasina-Yongomugl, Kerenga Kua, dismissed the views expressed last month by the Bank of PNG Governor, Loi Bakani, that political candidates should refrain from commenting on the economy.

“Freedom of expression is a Constitutional right and the performance of the economy remains of paramount concern to the people of Papua New Guinea and for my Party,” Kua said.  

“This, together with the performance of the Government and indeed of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, occupies a central position in the election debates.

Kua claims to have Somare’s blessing

Governor-General Bob Dadae will sign the 111 writs on April 20 to start the candidate nomination period.   

“Grand Chief’s blessing is with the PNG National Party,” said Kerenga Kua, party parliamentary leader.  

“Other people will claim the same rights, but I want to tell you, I have been with him for 15-20 years, and I have been very close to his heart, and his heart is with the PNG National Party.

“When he does something he does not do it lightly, he is a man who does everything after careful thought and consideration and that picture up there means something.”

Somare must be a nominated MP: Party

“He will not be responsible for an electorate but he will be on the floor of parliament to be a mentor to all of us,” said Kerenga Kua, National Party parliamentary leader.         

Sir Michael, who is Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister, retired from active politics after 49 consecutive years of serving his East Sepik people.      

“I want to pay tribute to him, his wife, family and people of East Sepik for the wisdom of putting up this man,” Kua said.

Radical change needed in mining act: Kua

This was the statement by the party parliamentary leader, Kerenga Kua, when addressing their convention on Friday.         

Kua said the country is losing out on billions of Kina annually because of the current law governing the mining and petroleum industry.

“Economy of the country is underpinned by petroleum and mining,” he said.

“The current law states that the State owns all the resources under the ground, so investors, when they come, ask for petroleum licence.

PNG National Party to endorse 54 candidates

"PNG National Party is the only genuine alternative party to form the next government," parliamentary leader Kerenga Kua said.

Kua was speaking at the PNG National Party convention currently held in Port Moresby.

 He said 700 expression of interest was received from intending candidates wanting to contest for the 111 seats in the National Parliament.

Kua said the final 54 candidates were chosen after a comprehensive survey which started last year.

PNG National Party prepares for 2017 elections

While Parliamentary Party leader and Member for Sinasina Yongomugl, Kerenga Kua, anticipates bringing more members into parliament come next elections, the party now is focusing on connecting the business community to fulfilling the private public partnership arrangement.

The Party currently has two members in Parliament.

On Friday it hosted a meet and greet cocktail party at the Lae International Hotel to connect the Lae business community to realising its partnership.

National Party aims to lead after 2017

The 50 tables that were earmarked for the night at K20, 000 each were sold out which set the ball rolling for the evening.

Yak informed dignitaries including Sir Michael Somare, Brown Sinamoi, Manus MP Ronny Knight, Pangu Pati’s William Samb as well as other noted guests.

“The tide is high and the sea is so rough, but PNG National Party believes we have the best captain in Kerenga Kua to save the nation from sinking further. The timing is now right and the platform is set for PNG National Party to deliver to this nation for a better future,” Yak said.