Timothy Masiu

Maprik school hosts ICT Learning Centre

Masiu stated during the official opening that Maprik Secondary School is amongst five other schools that have been selected.

It is an International Telecommunication Union Pacific Satellite Connectivity project to assist Pacific Islands in the Asia – Pacific region in the Development of Satellite Communications Capacity and Emergency Communications.

The roll out of the project by NICTA is with Computer equipment over a wired and wireless and may be accessible to the local communities surrounding the schools.

Alliance needed to drive Digital Agenda

While discussions took place, Masiu highlighted that Papua New Guinea, being a developing country within the Pacific Region, needs much of the Learning from the African countries and how Africa has come together in an alliance to drive its Digital Agenda.

“PNG and the rest of the Pacific region need to work in a collaborative fashion to create Regional Agenda around these global issues. PNG is now embracing Digital transformation and Digital Skills are vital developments aspect of participation in building a resilient internet ecosystem in the region,” he stated.

One Storage For Sovereign Data

In a media release this week, Minister for ICT and Member for South Bougainville, Timothy Masiu said this is based on the NEC decision No. 39/2021 which endorsed that all sovereign data be stored and processed in one secure platform environment. 
This decision is consistent with the industry best practices and the government’s cloud first approach for the secure and cost-effective digital delivery of government services. 
The Ministry has asked for declarations to be submitted by Friday 25th February at 4:06pm.

Online Safety For Children

He made this statement during the ‘Safe Internet Day 2022’, where he announced the release of a ‘Parents Guide to being Cybersmart’ publication.

The guide provides parents advice on the importance of online safety.

The Minister said, “I want to remind parents that online safety starts from the home. Online safety is more about child upbringing and nurturing communication skills rather than technology itself.”

ICT Minister urges ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking

Minister Masiu has acted quickly to urge his ministerial colleagues to think outside the box and do more with less by tripling efforts to seek out trade and investment opportunities that secures transformational benefits for the country.

The Minister said he was invited by Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Ministry to support the work of the government and the PNG pavilion at the World Expo 2020 Dubai UAE.

Before taking a nine-person team from the Ministry and Department overseas, Minister Masiu said he shared the typical PNG hunting analogy in Tok Pisin with his team members.

Harness Trade Opportunities: Masiu

He was impressed with the PNG delegation that had been scheduling his meetings with corporate and government leaders in the ICT business for the Ministry to pursue international partnership and strategic alliance relations to deliver the PNG government’s digital government program.

South Bville to improve services

The committee comprises of the chairman and chief executive officer of the South Bougainville District Development Authority, Peter Kamai, district financial manager, Martin Taneko, justice, law and order representative, Chris Kena, community representative Conrad Kauma and a women’s representative yet to be appointed.  

The committee has jurisdiction to undertake procurements not exceeding K2.5 million for the District Development Authority.

Member for South Bougainville, Timothy Masiu, has confidence in the committee.

Deputy PM Steven and Minister Masiu join hands to push the Digital Transformation Agenda

To bring government closer to the people through effective governance, improved service delivery and socio-economic growth so it can become a smart, interactive and well-informed society by promoting collaboration and participation including innovation and learning and an open, transparent and accountable government.

Masiu announces completion of Digital Transformation Policy

Masiu in a statement said as a Minister responsible for Information & Communication Technology, it is his core duty to continuously explore technology and harness its applications for the benefits of all people.

“I thank my acting Secretary Steven Matainaho and his team for this enabling policy framework for the ICT sector.

Communications Minister satisfied with Aust trip

“This was my first ever official engagement since I took up the Ministry in November 2019 and I’m pleased the visit was to Australia as they are our closest neighbour and very important development partner,” he said.

“During this trip, I met with my Australian counterpart, Paul Fletcher, and the Minister for International Development, Alex Hawke, as well as the Head of the Office of the Pacific Office, Ewen McDonald, in Canberra on Wednesday (26/02/20).