Sam Basil

Basil vows to defend against charges

Basil appeared before the Leadership Tribunal yesterday at the Waigani National Court.

After the hearing, Basil said: “The facts are that I have been referred by the Ombudsman Commission to the Office of the Public Prosecutor. Both institutions have assessed that I have a prima facie case of misconduct in office to answer; and therefore the Public Prosecutor has requested the Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika to appoint a Leadership Tribunal headed by Justice David Allen to hear the case.

Basil Before Tribunal

Basil is facing allegations of misconduct in office. He appeared before Justice Allen David, Chief Magistrate for Lands Mark Selefkariu and Magistrate Josephine Kilage.  

The leader by law is suspended from conducting his official duties once the Public Prosecutor presents the allegations of misconduct before the tribunal.

Public Prosecuto Pondros Kaluwin however did not present the allegations today.

The next hearing has been adjourned to 6th of August.

Basil to face leadership tribunal

Chief Justice, Sir Gibbs Salika, in a statement on Tuesday, 24th of June,  announced that the leadership tribunal will by headed by Justice Allen David, including Chief Magistrate for Lands, Mark Selefkariu, and Magistrate Josephine Kilage.

The appointment of the leadership tribunal follows a request made by the Public Prosecutor, Pondros Kaluwin, to the Chief Justice to refer the member to the tribunal under section 27 (2) and 27 (7) (e) of the Organic Law on Duties and Responsibilities of Leadership.

Basil reconciles with PM

Basil apologised for defecting to the Opposition in November last year.

PM Marape was in Morobe Province on Friday to launch some of Bulolo district’s projects.

Senior Cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister had a fully-booked schedule from 10am at the North Coast Aviation hangar at Nadzab to the launching of various projects in Wau.

As the sun’s rays started fading from the mountain tops of Buang Rural LLG, marked with a significant drop in temperature, the welcoming sound of a chopper’s blades could be heard in the distance.

Basil emphasizes importance of engagement

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Commerce, Trade and Industry, Sam Basil made this remark when announcing the endorsement of the National Intellectual Property Strategy by the National Executive Council recently.

 

He clarified that those who create new intellectual property and utilise the intellectual property system can attract investment and manage the dissemination of that intellectual property in a manner that derives benefits for all participants in the system.

 

Govt, LO's support PNG Biomass Project

This includes the PNG Biomass Project, according to Deputy Prime Minister and National Planning Minister, Sam Basil.

New DPM thanks govt

DPM Basil further thanked the Prime Minister for the elevation of Rigo MP Lekwa Gure to the portfolio of Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations, which encompasses a range of substantive issues that are at the very heart of the United Labour Party policy platform.

“The workers of our nation, the men and women whom every day and night give their sweat and toil for our country are the reason our party exists.

“As Deputy Prime Minister of our country, I make a commitment above all else, that I will stand up for the rights of the working men and women of our country.

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K3m subsidy for fresh produce

This was made possible with the signing of a K3 million agreement between the government and a Lae-based shipping service provider.

This State of Emergency intervention was announced on Monday, April 27th, by the National Planning Minister, Sam Basil, following the signing of a service level agreement by the SOE Controller, David Manning, department secretary Koney Samuel and Bismarck Maritime Ltd chief executive officer, Jamie Sharp.

Districts partner with NID Office

Wapanamanda in Enga Province, and Mul-Baiyer in Western Highland Province both signed up on April 16th to partner the NID office to register locals and distribute NID cards.

The MOU signing was attended by Minister for Planning and Monitoring, Sam Basil, Wapenamanda MP, Rimbink Pato, and Mul-Baiyer MP, Koi Trappe.

Wapenamanada And Mul-Baiyer are the 23rd and 24th Districts respectively to put their hands up to join the roll out of the NID program.

Freight subsidy for vegetable transportation

“With the restrictions due to COVID-19 State of Emergency, I am aware of concerns that fresh produce and vegetables outbound from Lae have ground to a halt due to limited shipping movements arising from fears of business losses by service providers,” said Minister Basil.

“This foodstuff is needed in Port Moresby supermarkets and re-sellers. And the cash income is needed by village producers, buyers and land transport service providers in the Highlands and Morobe provinces as well as re-sellers in Port Moresby and even in the New Guinea Islands.