Special Parliament Sitting on Thursday 11th, March 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Hon. Charles Abel, MP

Charles Abel

Ministerial Portfolio
National Planning

Alotau Open

People's National Congress (P.N.C)

Date of Election
18 July 2012

Votes Received

Contact Details

Parliament Office
National Parliament P O Parliament House WAIGANI, N.C.D Papua New Guinea

Telephone: 3277350
Fax: 3277480

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Current: Member of Parliament for Alotau electorate, Minister for Planning

Past: First Elected to the 8th National Parliament for the Alotau Open Electorate in the 2007 General Elections as an Independent candidate then joined the National Alliance Party. Appointment as Minister for Culture and Tourism in the Somare-Temu cabinet on the 29/8/2007 till resignation from government in July 2010 to join the Morauta led opposition. Appointed Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry on 5/8/2011 in the O'Neill-Namah cabinet.Re-elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Alotau Open Electorate in the 2012 General Elections as an People`s National Congress Party candidate. Appointed Minister for National Planning in the O'Neill-Dion cabinet.


Religion: Christianity- Kwato Mission (London.Missionary.Society)
Primary Education:
Secondary Education: High school education from Immanuel Lutheran College, Maroochydore, Queensland.
Tertiary Education: Graduate from University of Queensland (class of 1989) with a Bachelor in Economics.

Community Interests:
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Accountant by profession. Worked as financial controller with Global Constructions, Ipili Porgera Investments and businessman.