Win Daki

New Defence Minister takes charge

An official exchange of roles with his predecessor, Win Daki, took place at the PNG Defence Force Headquarters at Murray Barracks, in Port Moresby.

Relative department heads attended the handover-takeover ceremony, to welcome the new Minister for Defence.

They include the National Volunteer Service, National Disaster Office, National Defence Council and the PNG Fire Service.

The new minister was welcomed with an official gun salute by military personnel.

Minister Joseph thanked the government of the day for entrusting him with the ministry.

Earthquake assessments underway

Defence Minister, Win Daki, was just in Madang, along with defence personnel, to discuss the extent of damages.

Accompanying them were Members of Parliament for Bogia, Middle Ramu, Rai Coast, Madang Governor Ramsey Pariwa and vital stakeholders.

Minister Daki’s team will head out to Rai Coast today to capture damages caused by the series of earthquakes and tremors. The group arrived in Madang late Monday and spent the next day in meetings with stakeholders on how much resources will be needed to address the devastation.

General Board of Inquiry into Kupiano training tragedy

The inquiry will examine the administration, systems and processes of conduct of the military training in the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF), especially in this particular training.

The Investigation Report commissioned by the Commander of the PNGDF will form the basis of the General Board of Inquiry.

12 killed in Landslide

So far 10 bodies have been recovered while the remaining two are yet to be located.