Titus Philemon

Parliamentarians must be leaders: Milne Bay Governor

The Opposition sponsored VONC will be the only business when Parliament sits at 10am tomorrow.  

“Leadership should be based on the quality in decision making, and people (parliamentarians) should be making their own decisions without being influenced by others.

“And we at the Opposition stand for this strong stable leadership, because the Peoples Progress Party stands for strong (and) stable leadership,” Philemon said.

The Milne Bay Governor’s province has been hosting the Government camp for the last few days as they do soul some searching before the VONC.     

PNG lacks maritime surveillance capacity

Milne Bay Governor Titus Philemon in a Question without Notice to the Fisheries Minister Mao Zeming in this morning session of Parliament asked him if he was aware of illegal fishing in Milne Bay waters.

Philemon said there had been sighting of six illegal Asian fishing boats catching sea cucumbers in the past few weeks.  

There is currently a ban in place stopping the fishing of sea cucumbers in the country.

 “I am not aware of this illegal fishing activity,” Zeming said.

Milne Bay passes record budget

The budget was endorsed by Governor Titus Philemon, and Chairman of Finance Policy, Planning and Public Service  during  a special sitting to present the 2016  Province Budget.

The outline of the 2016 Budget has two sides, the Revenue Projections and Expenditure Estimates. Milne Bay Province has two major revenue sources, grants from the National Government and internally raised revenues. The Budget is outlined in these terms.

Governor Philemon was pleased to announce that Milne Bay Provincial Budget for 2016 is