Sir Bob Dadae

Strong political will needed to reduce alcohol abuse: Sir Bob

He was concerned over the abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs in the country, and the impact it is having on societies, communities and families.

The two-day meet subsequently established a comprehensive National Alcohol Policy aimed at reducing alcohol and drug related harm in the society.

The policy booklet contains chapters on: 

1. Basis for National Alcohol Policy, 
2. Policy Context and Direction, 
3. Policy Statement and Strategic Directions, 
4. Implementation, Roles and Responsibilities, 
5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Review.

Declaration of Loyalty

Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika presided over the ceremony in parliament this morning. 

Sir Bob was reminded of the constitutional requirement that the Governor General take the oath of allegiance and make the declaration of loyalty and office before the Chief Justice, and in the presence of Parliament before assuming his duties.

After taking the oath of allegiance, Sir Bob made the declaration of loyalty to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and its people, and promised to uphold the constitution and the laws of the country.

Queen’s Baton Relay Reception

The Governor General, as the Queen’s representative was honored to host the Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“Her Majesty the Queen has shared her message with us and the rest of the Commonwealth, which is securely stored in this Baton before you all. We look forward to hearing her message come July.”

He acknowledged PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF) President Sir John Dawanincura and the Papua New Guinea Commonwealth Association for their faith and ongoing commitment to the Commonwealth.

Scout Policy in Schools

Sir Bob said The World organization of the Scout Movement is one of the world’s leading voluntary youth movement.

The Scout Movement in PNG was established 95 years ago and later enacted by the Act of Parliament in 1975.

Sir Bob said the Scout Movement in PNG has helped young men and women develop a positive mindset intellectually, socially and spiritually, since its inception in 1926.

GG welcomes ambassadors to PNG

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae welcomed and accepted the credentials of two new Ambassadors to PNG on September 18th 2018.

They are Ambassador of the Russian Federation to PNG, and Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Thailand to PNG.

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to PNG, Lyudmila Vorobieva, was the first to present her credentials to the Governor General yesterday.

The feeling of triumph, jubilation

During the flag lowering ceremony in Port Moresby yesterday, Governor General Bob Dadae said for the first time ever, the spirit of unity and oneness dismissed all doubts and fears of succeeding as a new nation.

“The passion to now be identified as a Papua New Guinean was demonstrated in many areas – in politics, education and academic attainment and sports. The shared determination to excel was driven by the strong passion to stand tall and to be counted as a proud Papua New Guinean,” said the GG.

GG empowers Team PNG

Meaning “Never Say Die” or “Never Give Up,” from one of the main dialects in the Morobe province, it was the main message to Team PNG from the Governor General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bob Dadae.

Sir Bob encouraged athletes to be confident in themselves and not be intimidated by other athletes or teams from other countries.

“Be confident. Believe in yourself. Focus on what you came here to do,” he said.

GG executes Puma, PNG Customs deed of settlement

The deed of settlement is over unpaid goods and services tax for an amount of K40 million.

Attempts to settle the dispute through arbitration proceeding registered by Puma Energy with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute based in New York were unsuccessful.

Costs associated with an international arbitration was also a factor in the parties now deciding to settle the matter on terms that both parties can agree on.

Over 20 individuals recognised by Queen

Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae acknowledged and awarded the recipients in front of their family members and relatives at the Government House.

The highest award bestowed by Governor General Sir Bob Dadae is the Grand Companion of the order of Logohu, conferred with the title of ‘Chief’.

The only two recipients of the award include Reverand Laka Renagi and Ereman Vin ToBaining.

Revenue making top priority: Minister

Civil Aviation Minister Alfred Manase, on behalf of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, made this statement at the opening of the Lae Biscuit Company’s second factory last Friday.

He said investments such as the opening of second factory are the kind of investment that the Government is looking for.

Manase added that these types of investments would also increase revenue for the country, create more employment opportunities and reduce imports that can help address the foreign currency issue currently faced by the country.