State Enterprise Minister William Duma

Duma: I will not be cross examined in Parliament

In Question Time in Parliament, Sinesine-Yongomugl MP, Kerenga Kua directed his questions to Minister for Public Enterprise & State Investment William Duma.

Kua questions were as followed; 

Land was acquired legally: Duma

Minister for Public Enterprise and  State Investment William Duma in a personal explanation to Parliament today said the allegation raised by his predecessor on the floor was not accurate. 

Duma said it was a National Executive Council decision dating back to 2012 to relocate PNGDF establishments out of Port Moresby.

PNGDF headquarters Murray Barracks, 1RIPR regiment base at Taurama and the Naval Base at Fairfax Harbour were to find a new home.   

Senior Minister in claims of K46.6 million land purchase, House told

“I have in my possession information, Mr Prime Minister which connects your Minister for State Enterprise (Minister Public Enterprise & State Investment), Hon William Duma, (and) Member for Hagen to the sale of K46.6 million of this land at Manumanu where it is 10km inland and I do not understand how you will build a wharf,” Peoples Progress Party leader Ben Micah told Parliament.   

Close to K50 million paid to acquire new Defence Force base land

This followed a Question without Notice from Sumkar MP, Ken Fairweather directed to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to confirm that K46. 6 million was paid by Kumul Consolidated Holdings (KCH) to acquire the land in Kairuku–Hiri District of Central Province.

O’Neill in response asked Deputy Speaker John Simon’s blessing for State Enterprise Minister William Duma to answer the question.

“I am only aware to the nature of the deal yesterday when the questioned was asked to the Defence Minister.

Treatment plant for Daru transferred to Yangoru, confirms Duma

State Enterprise Minister William Duma confirmed in Parliament today when responding to question without notice from South Fly MP Aide Ganasi.

The local MP asked why the K7 million state-of-the-art plant was given to Yangoru Station in East Sepik Province.

"The reason was that, Water PNG realised that there was no point to hold on to this expensive plant when waiting for Water PNG and PNGSDP to come to an agreement.

"I can assure the good Member that the replacement had already been bought and awaiting shipment from Brisbane, Australia," Duma said.