Roy Biyama

Late MP flown home

In a brief speech at the Fly River Provincial Assembly, the Prime Minister acknowledged the contributions of the Late MP, to Papua New Guinea.

Biyama, aged 54, was four-term Middle Fly MP since 2002 and a member of PM Marape’s ruling PANGU Pati. He passed away on September 12, 2021.

He was farewelled in Parliament last week with glowing tributes from fellow MPs.

Marape apologised to the people of Middle Fly, and Western, that he could not deliver the body home to Balimo.

Inmates launch first-ever album

The album, recorded under CHM and supported by NYDA and NCDC, is more than just rhythm and tunes….it is the prisoners’ way of speaking their minds and sharing their experiences about life behind bars.

People’s perception of a prison is often synonymous with crime, notoriety and loss of freedom.

But the inmates of Bomana have risen to the challenge to change this perception through their musical talents, mainly raising warning flags and to communicate positive messages.

Court: Biyama to remain as Governor

The Waigani National Court on Friday refused an application filed by Ati Wobiro, seeking injunctive orders against members of the Fly River Provincial Government as well as Biyama from acting in the Governor’s post.

Wobiro asked the court to put a stay on the election of Biyama dated 13 February and restrain him from carrying out duties as Governor.

Justice Hitelai Polume-Kiele refused the reliefs sought by Wobiro because the court was of the view that there was a vacancy in the Governor’s post by operation of law following Wobiro’s sentence on Nov 18, 2016.

Only MP in Western Province elected Governor

The Western Provincial Assembly elected Biyama on Monday to take up the seat.

The seat for the Governor was left vacant after the court found that then Governor Ati Wobiro was found guilty of misappropriation of funds by the court.

The National Court sentenced Wobiro along with former Western Provincial Administrator Dr Modowa Gumoi, and Fly Care Foundation Inc. boss Norman Carl May to 10 years in prison on Nov 18, 2016.

The North Fly MP Boka Kondra was also suspended by the Leadership Tribunal awaiting his court hearing.

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Biyama puts hand up for Governor’s post

Biyama informed Loop PNG that the Province is lost following a string of unfortunate events decimating the province of three parliamentary leaders.

North Fly MP, Boka Kondra’s was dismissed from office this year after  a Leadership tribunal found him guilty of double dipping from public funds. His appeal of the decision was dismissed by the Supreme Court on November 30.

South Fly MP, Aide Ganasi, suddenly passed away on November 8 and was accorded a state funeral on the same day Kondra’s appeal was dismissed.

A shocking day for province, says Biyama

The only Member of Parliament representing the people of Middle Fly and Western Province as a whole, Roy Biyama, told reporters this morning that the province has lost a great leader.

Biyama said the whole province is still in shock about the death of the acting Speaker of Parliament Aide Ganasi this morning.

"We are still shocked about his death and yet to accept the fact that he is gone," says Biyama.

He described Ganasi as a true leader with a heart for the people.