Peter O'Neill

VoNC motion yet to be screened

Acting Parliamentary Counsel Richard Whitchurch explained this is because the Private Business Committee that screens all private business motions did not sit on Wednesday last week, because parliament was adjourned. The Committee only meets when parliament meets or convenes.

The Committee is chaired by Speaker Job Pomat, the Deputy Speaker and five other elected Members who are not ministers.

PM unaware of Marape’s resignation

The Prime Minister has advised that he will not make a statement until he receives an official letter from Marape.

O'Neill said this following formalities of the launching of the Boluminski Highway in New Ireland Province.

Finance Secretary Dr Ken Ngangan is also in New Ireland Province.

He could not be reached for comment.

MTDP III is ambitious: Maru

The Five Year Plan was launched last night by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and National Planning and Monitoring Minister, Richard Maru, in a gala event in Port Moresby.

Witnessed by VIPs from the public and private sector, diplomatic corp, government, and special interest groups, the  MTDP III Plan is said to be the most bild and ambitious plan the government will undertake.

Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru said in a nutshell the plan Inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

Era Kone part of ‘key developments’

PM O'Neill said the redevelopment of Era Kone is part of the many key developments happening around the country.

He said the country has seen ups and downs over the last 42 years, adding Era Kone and all other infrastructural and physical development are to make up for the lost years.

Prime Minister O'Neill further states Port Moresby is the 5th largest city and continues to be transformed.

The new look Era Kone was described as a great achievement, setting a bench mark for the country.

PM clarifies B’ville infrastructure commitment

PM Peter O’Neill was responding to queries raised by North Bougainville MP, Lauta Atoi, who cited a K437 million commitment made by the PNG Government last December, for infrastructure projects.

The Prime Minister told parliament he did not recall a K437 million commitment made in December 2017, but was aware of the ongoing projects that the North Bougainville MP was referring to.

These projects came under the K500 million commitment under the Special Intervention Fund, which was signed off in 2010.

PM on He Kai deportation

He Kai has been continuously allowed into the country, despite being convicted by PNG courts for a number of crimes including theft, grievous bodily harm and possession of illegal firearms.

Ijivitari MP, Richard Masere, raised the issues in parliament on Friday, asking the Prime Minister to deal with the matter.

After commending the Prime Minister for directing the cancellation of a passport and APEC card issued to alleged fugitive Djoko Tjandra, the Ijivitari MP asked the PM how he intended to deal with the re-entry of transnational criminal Kevin He Kai.

Western Governor switches to Government

Welcoming the Governor and the other two MPs, Maprik MP, John Simon and Usino-Bundi MP, Jimmy Uguro, Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, said their move to the government shows that the Government is intact and stable.

In a small ceremony this afternoon at the Sir Manasupe Haus in Port Moresby,  the Prime Ministersaid the MPs move shows that PNC led government is intact and confident to remain in power for the remaining parliament terms.

Shangai flight to open economic opportunities: PM

The charter flight led by Prime Minister O’Neill with government delegation last Wednesday was used as a test flight by Air Niugini with the various NAC verifications.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said PNG must tap into the developments that is taking place around the world and China is an example to learn from.

He said it has been a privilege to see first-hand the dynamic developments and core initiatives of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone whilst visiting Administration of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in the New District of Pudong last Friday.

PM visits Shangai University of Sport

In his capacity as a Sports Minister, O'Neill expressed interest in setting up more comprehensive tertiary education courses in areas such as sports medicine and physical training.

He said there is huge benefits, not only for high performance athletes, but also for school sports programs and sporting codes around the country in this regard.

He said it would be an avenue for our young and athletic Papua New Guineans to show case their enthusiasm in sports.

“This is exactly what our young sports men and women need in Papua New Guinea.

PM arrives in China

Upon arrival, they were accorded a full ceremonial honors by the Government of China.

PM O’Neill along with his wife, Lynda Babao, senior Government Ministers and Members of Parliament, together with a delegation of senior business representatives, will be having a series of engagements that includes bilateral meetings with the Premier and President of China, and current and potential Chinese investors.          

“Papua New Guinea must reach out and engage with our foreign partners so we can increase trade, stimulate business and create new jobs,” says PM O’Neill.