Deputy Prime Minister and Inter-Government Relations Minister
East New Britain Provincial
People's National Congress (PNC)
Date of Election
25 July 2012
National Parliament P O Parliament House WAIGANI, N.C.D Papua New Guinea
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Current: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Inter-Government Relations
Past: First elected to the 6th National Parliament for the East New Britain Provincial seat in a by-election in December 2000 following the resignation of seating member Mr. Francis Koimanrea to run for the Pomio Open seat. Governor for East New Britain Province 2000-2012. Appointed Plans and Estimates Committee-Deputy Chair in December 2000. Re-elected to the 7th National Parliament in the 2002 General Elections for the same seat. Awarded the Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) in June 2005 for public and political service. Served on the Law and Order Committee between 2002 and 2007. Re-elected to the 8th National Parliament in the 2007 General Elections for the same seat as a National Alliance Party candidate. Appointed Parliamentary Referral Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade-Deputy Chair on the 18/09/2007.
Achievements: Awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) during as a policeman.
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Deputy Governor of East New Britain Province
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