Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae

PNGeans urged to uphold Christian values

He made this call in light of the continued lawlessness and blatant abuse of freedom that our forefathers have sacrificed their lives for.

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae emphasised that unfortunately, our hard fought freedom has been taken for granted.

These frequent abuses that are evident in society today include gender-based violence and domestic violence, ongoing ethnic violence, disrespect for one another as well as for state and private properties, unlawful grabbing of traditional land and official and institutional corruption.

GG to visit Enga

The Governor General will be received by Governor Sir Peter Ipatas on arrival in Wabag and to a guard of honour at the Provincial Assembly Hall and later in the evening, attend a State dinner hosted by the Enga Governor.

The Governor General will visit Take Anda Enga Museum, tour the Sirunki Agricultural Farm and pay a visit to Enga College of Nursing and the new Enga Provincial Hospital construction site.

Commission members sworn in

The two members are:

  1. Ms. Theresa Jaintong, OBE representing the National Council of Women, and,
  2. Rev. Roger Joseph representing PNG Council of Churches.

Their appointment as members representing their respective organisations to the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission is in accordance with the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates.

These positions became vacant due to the passing of the Churches Representative and the resignation of the Women’s Representative in the Commission.

GG’s Queen’s birthday message

The Queen celebrates two birthdays a year. Her actual birthday is on 21st April and her official birthday is usually on the second Saturday in June.

The Queen is 92 years old this year.

“On behalf of the people and Government of Papua New Guinea, I take this time to convey my warm congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on her 92nd birthday.

“Throughout her life, the Queen has exemplified exceptional service and dedication spanning 66 years as reigning monarch and head of the Commonwealth.

Sir Bob urges fight against tuberculosis

PNG will join the rest of the world to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day tomorrow.

Grand Chief Sir Bob said TB, whilst fatal, is curable therefore it is vital that every step is taken to prevent and halt the spread of the disease.

“It is important that TB patients adhere to their medications and complete their dosage as directed by health practitioners as failure to do so has seen an increase in high incidences of drug resistant strains of TB,” stated Sir Bob.