PNG Power Limited has been urged by Kumul Consolidated Holdings Chairman, Paul Nerau, to extend power to pay dividends to the government.
Yesterday morning, the new board of directors were sworn in at PNG Power Headquarter.
The sworn-in board of directors included the PPL Acting Managing Director, Carolyn Blacklock, Chairman Peter Nupiri and Maureen Mori.
KCH Chairman, Paul Nerau had a stern statement, urging the new board directors to expand and meet the government’s target of having 70 percent of the population have access to electricity and to pay dividends.
Newly sworn-in Chairman for PNG Power, Peter Nupiri said there is a reason why the government of the day keeps changing boards and his is committed to pushing PNG Power to start paying dividends.
PPL Acting Managing Director, Carolyn Blacklock, said PNG Power is committed to bringing electricity to the rest of the nation and also added ways the government can help the expansion of power by cutting down the tariff tax per kilowatts by half.
PNG Power also has another issue that is hindering the company – illegal connection and theft of electricity.