Yesterday Minister for Education, Nick Kuman responded to demands made by the Papua New Guinea Teachers Association on the three percent pay rise. The Teaching Service Salary Fixation Agreement gives a three percent increase annually for 2017, 2018 and 2019. This equates to a total of nine percent that should have been adjusted to the teachers’ salaries over the last three years, however the government did not budget for it in 2017 and 2018.Read more
The Papua New Guinea Teachers Association wants the government to pay the three percent pay rise promised to them according to the Teaching Service Salary Fixation Agreement that was signed between the Council of Public Sectors Union and the government in 2016.The association demanded a response from the government this Friday, or term two classes for primary and secondary schools will be disrupted.Read more
Until the day he resigned, James Marape was one of the top man in the Prime Minister’s inner circle. As Finance Minister, he was a major player in the formulation of six national budgets and oversaw various finance related policies by the O’Neill-Abel Government.Read more
The Council of Public Sector Unions, COPSU, has rejected the recently announced Medicare Health Plan by Government – a plan, being promoted by PNG Health Assurance. It is instead calling on Government to involve the Public Employees Association and other unions in discussions to negotiate a better medicare and life insurance cover for public servants throughout Papua New Guinea.Read more
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill officiated the ground breaking ceremony of the Wapenamanda Airport extension project. It is a K43 Million counter funding project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the National Government under the Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP).The Wapenamanda airport extension project will not be big as projected due to funding constraints. However, the current runway will be extended and more coal tar will be pasted on the runway to have enough strength to carry weights from big planes. The airport’s tarmac will be extended for two or more planes to park.Read more
A new sewerage treatment facility that will serve the ever growing nation’s capital was opened at Joyce Bay last week. The facility was upgraded at a total cost of K410 million and co-funded by the governments of PNG and Japan.Read more
National Planning Minister Richard Maru has called for certainty in the financing arrangements under the ACP-EU Post Cotonou Agreement that is being negotiated. Minister Maru who is attending the 4th Meeting of the ACP Ministerial Central Negotiation Group in Chad, Central Africa, submitted a paper on behalf of the Pacific region.Read more
The Minister for National Planning & Monitoring Hon. Richard Maru has called for certainty in the financing arrangements under the ACP-EU Post Cotonou Agreement that is being negotiated.
Minister Maru who is attending the 4th Meeting of the ACP Ministerial Central Negotiation Group (CNG-M) in N’Djamena, Chad, Central Africa, submitted on behalf of the Pacific region that the Post Cotonou ACP-EU development cooperation arrangements must have a financing plan as an integral part of the core Agreement in order to ensure certainty in the planning and access to funding.
Minister for National Planning and Monitoring Richard Maru has assured the ACP that Papua New Guinea will continue to play an active role in the affairs of the ACP Group of states.Read more
Oro Governor Gary Juffa with the Open Members for Ijivitari and Sohe and the Administration Team presented the province’s 2019 budget to Treasurer Charles Abel.Read more
Public Service Minister Elias Kapavore announced some of the plans the Department of Personnel Management is working on in relation to Public Service Delivery.Read more
Mr Kapavore says he is adamant to work with the National Government in addressing lingering issues in Public Service and review some of the policies in the Department of Personnel Management.Read more
He said PNG is a difficult country to govern and as coalition partners, the relationship of both parties has stood through the test of times assuring the Prime Minister that as far as the United Resource Party is concerned, it will continue to stand firm with the Prime Minister to make PNG’s development goals a reality.Read more
By Jack Lapauve Jr. – EMTV News, Port Moresby Australia will provide about K20 million in support to combat infectiousRead more
The Minister for National Planning & Monitoring Charles Abel has announced on Friday, July 6, that the Government is revising the current Development Cooperation Policy to support achievement of the Medium Term Development Plan 3 (2018-2022).Read more