Government Launches Digital Census, Addresses Concerns Over Privacy and Inclusivity

Wednesday 19 June 2024 Minister for Administrative Services, Hon. Richard Masere has announced a recent launch of  the government’s digital census, marking a significant shift in the way the country’s population is counted. The new system uses digital technology to collect data, making it faster, more accurate, and more inclusive than ever before. The digital … Read more

Minister  Masere Assures Accurate  Census Count Despite Delays

Wednesday 19 June  2024 Minister for Administrative Services, Hon. Richard Masere, today addressed concerns over the delayed census data collection process, however,  he assured  the public  of the government’s commitment  to providing  an accurate population count, despite  setbacks. “We’ve had some issues with fuel and cargo delivery, which has caused a slight delay, but we’ve … Read more

ADB Vice-President Visits Papua New Guinea

Wednesday 19 June 2024  The Vice President of the  Asian Development Bank (ADB), Scott Morris, arrived in Papua New Guinea  today to discuss ADB’s assistance program with various stakeholders, including high-level government officials and civil society, and visit project sites. Mr. Morris, who is responsible for ADB’s operations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, plans … Read more

Government commits to resettling  victims of Enga Landslip, thanks bilateral partners for support

Thursday 6 June 2024 The  Government is fully committed to relocating people directly affected by the Mulitaka landslip in Enga province,  away from the disaster site. Prime Minister James Marape said the National Government has  previously committed K20 million to assist  with the recovery efforts, and  further committed to working  with the Enga Provincial Government … Read more

Marape Launches National Agriculture Sector Plan (NASP) 2024 – 2033

Wednesday 12 June 2024 Prime Minister James Marape being presented with  the  National Agriculture Sector Plan 2024-2033, by Minister for Agriculture, John Boito (right)  on Tuesday, 11 June 2023. (picture: PM’s Media). Prime Minister James Marape launched the National Agriculture Sector Plan (NASP) 2024 – 2033, emphasising the importance of employment creation through agriculture in … Read more

Government Commits to Strengthening Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Tuesday 11 June 2024 The national government has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening gender equality and women’s empowerment, as representatives from various government agencies, development partners, and civil society organizations gathered for the ‘Empower Her – PNG Peace Initiative’ Inception meeting. The meeting, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aimed to support policy … Read more

Rigo Rice Project Secures Government  Support

Tuesday 11 June 2024 In a major development, the Rigo Rice Farm project has received government  support, with a ceremony marking the expansion of the farm in the Central Province. The project aims to improve agricultural development in Papua New Guinea, focusing on food security and self-sufficiency through the cultivation of rice. According to Jeffery … Read more

Prime Minister Urges Key Departments To Deliver On Economic Priorities

Monday 10 June 2024 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape  and Departmental Secretaries of Treasury, Finance, National Planning and Chief Secretary to Government, Ivan Pomaleu (seated second from left) and  Senior Officers of respective agencies, during their meeting today. (photo: PM’s Media). Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has strongly urged the Departments of Treasury, Finance, and … Read more