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July 24, 2021

Andagali: PNG Power Staff End Industrial Strike

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Newly appointed Chairman of PNG Power, Larry Andagali, says today marks the end of the standoff and industrial strike by PNG Power Staff.

In an official PNG Power Media Statement, Mr Andagali said tomorrow will be normal business, on a renewed spirit.

He said suspended CEO John Tangit’s suspension is an employment issue with the CEO and the Board hence, proper processes will be followed.

Chairman Andagali said in a statement  today, that he will ensure there is clear separation of power and responsibilities between the PPL Board and Management. 

He said the suspended CEO John Tangit was finally served with written allegations which Chairman Andagali personally served him. Mr Tangit can now engage in a meaningful way in addressing the allegations before him within 14 days.

In the meantime, business is usual with the aim to solve the ever –increasing demand for Energy for Port Moresby. PNG Power and IPBC have issued a mandate letter to line stakeholders to start negotiating with Exxon Mobil for the supply of Domestic Market Obligation gas to generate electricity. Similar proposals will follow for gas powered electricity in Hela, Southern Highlands and join the national power grid.  The PPL Chairman urged Exxon Mobil, Oil Search and other partners to support the initiatives.


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