Walter Schnaubelt

Schnaubelt pays visit to NMSA

Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation, Walter Schnaubelt challenged staff when visiting NMSA’s 24/7 Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre in Port Moresby, recently.

The purpose of the visit was for the Minister to understand and appreciate the Authority's role, and how he can assist NMSA to contribute effectively and efficiently to the country's economy.

As a team player, Minister Schnaubelt encouraged the management and staff to work together as Papua New Guineans, rather than individuals belonging to different provinces or regions within the country.

Pilot Project for ferry

He stated this during the partnership renewal for Rural Airstrip Agency of PNG and GoPNG yesterday.

CADIP 2 focus on airports upgrade

This was to clarify which airstrips fall under the CADIP 2 Project that are being focused on and funded.

Schnaubelt was happy to announce yesterday that under the recent Asian Development Bank arrangement with particular airports, issues have been identified to further get it to the status that it should be at.

Investigate Open MPs

The Assembly made the call in a three-part motion passed in the New Ireland Assembly meeting held on the 21st of December 2022. 

The Appointed Chief Representative, Robin Kamkam, in moving the motions called on the appropriate State agencies to audit the expenditures of the Lihir Mining Royalties including investigating a secret bank account in Singapore allegedly operated by Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt.

The motion further read that it must also established whether Schnaubelt is a born citizen of PNG.

Schnaubelt Re-elected

Schnaubelt was officially declared after the 16th exclusion, having polled 16, 454 votes.

His declaration was done at the Stemper hall in Namatanai town at 8pm yesterday.

Finishing second was People’s Progress Party candidate Byron Chan with 12,393 votes and second runner-up, James Seat finished with 3,936 votes.

Schnaubelt was first elected into Parliament in the 2017 National General Election.

New Ireland has declared it’s  MPs for each district and the provincial seat.

PNGFA Progresses Carbon Trading

This includes Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA), Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) and the private sector in the advancement of carbon trading and issuance of associated permitting. 

“This progress was made while ensuring the local manufacturing industry in the carbon constrained world evolving, factors PNG’s own industries have a platform to be competitive. 

MP Focuses On Downstream Processing

Given the majority of land and forest, the Minister wants to see more awareness to landowners, so they can participate meaningfully to maximise their benefits. 
“Any partnership going forward must include our people. Most times decisions in the development of the forest sector do not involve the landowners,” Minister Schnaubelt said. 

Leaders ordered to compensate MP

The court has given them until October 30, to pay up through a traditional ceremony. 

Chairman and magistrate of area one in Matalai Local Level Government Apiroi Joseph, and Tekedan Ward 4 magistrate Lusana Misialir Ludwick presided over the case in Nokon Village. Both made the ruling based on the village court’s decisions as well as traditional custom. 

Magistrate Joseph explained that the village court decision was for one of the defendants to compensate K400, the other K200, and a shell money each and a pig worth K600. 

BSP Namatanai Opened

Speaking during the opening of the branch in Namatanai recently, member for Namatanai, Walter Schnaubelt said the people of Namatanai could now expect to experience big changes in economic empowerment as more developments begin to unfold through this.

The opening of the banking facility coincides with the establishment of the Walter’s Farming Association Buying Point, which has enabled farmers to have cash to spend and meet their daily needs.

“BSP, we are happy for you making a decision to open the branch in Namantanai,” said Schnaubelt.

NTI Gets Vehicles

The vehicles worth over K1 million were delivered as another “Belhat Development Project” by Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt through the District Development Authority (DDA).

 “I promised the women at West coast Sentral Ward 15 to 18 that they would receive a mama market vehicle and it was delivered,” said Mr Schnaubelt.

“From Kokola to Messi, now the women in those areas will have the opportunity to bring their fresh produce to the market,” he said.