By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Treasury, Charles Abel was appointed to the EITI International BoarBoard following the regional voting of the Board of nominees recently.
He will be representing the interests of PNG and other EITI implementing countries in the South East Asian region in the 2019 to 2022 EITI Board.
Head of PNGEITI National Secretariat Mr. Lucas Alkan said Mr. Abel’s appointment was confirmed on Friday 21st March, 2019 by the EITI International Secretariat.
“We are very pleased with the appointment and will be working closely with our Minister to support him to represent PNG and other countries in the region well on the Board of this international body when he assumes in June this year”, said Mr. Alkan. He will be ably deputed by his deputy, Ms. Maria Teresa S. Habitan, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Finance of the Philip
Together with other confirmed board nominees, the new Board, including the incoming Chair and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark will be announced at the EITI Members’ Meeting on 17 June 2019 at the upcoming Global Conference in Paris, France.
The EITI is an international multi-stakeholder body that promotes the open and accountable management of oil, gas, and mineral resources. It currently has 51 implementing countries..
The PNG Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNGEITI) is a PNG Government initiative established in 2013 to promote transparency and accountability of revenue received from the country’s mining and petroleum sector.