Basil officially takes office as the country’s Treasurer

Bulolo MP, Sam Basil, today officially began his duties as the country’s treasurer – this followed a handover-takeover ceremony with outgoing treasurer, Charles Abel. Whilst commenting the work of treasury in the last two years, Minister Basil is also committed to continuing reforms started by Minister Abel. Among his first priorities, providing a comprehensive update on the state of Papua New Guinea’s economy.

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Bougainville Copper Limited Committed to the Redevelopment of Panguna Mine

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) – operators of the former Panguna Mine, have once again reaffirmed their commitment to the mine. Speaking to EMTV News, BCL Chairman, Sir Melchior Togolo, says despite perceptions of division between different factions of landowner groups, the ABG, and other interest groups – BCL believes it has the necessary support to ensure a successful redevelopment of Panguna.

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Parliamentary Bipartisan Committee on Bougainville Matters Conduct Community Hearing

The Parliamentary Bipartisan Committee on Bougainville Matters today conducted a public hearing in Port Moresby following similar hearings in Rabaul, Lae and Goroka. Among the agenda, updates on the progress by the Bougainville Referendum Commission – the body tasked to facilitate and deliver the referendum exercise in the Island Region later this year.

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Numbers Game Begin as Government and Opposition Consolidate Numbers Prior to Vote Of No Confidence

The Ministerial resignations in the last three weeks have turned the attention of many Papua New Guineans back to national politics.
The actions by former Finance Minister, James Marape, former Attorney General, Davis Steven, and most recently the resignation of a handful of Highlands Governors from the ruling People National Congress. All these decisions on the eve of the next parliament sitting, which begins next week.

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