Parliament will rise until Tuesday 3rd, April at 2:00 PM for the 6th Meeting of the Tenth session

Hon. Benjamin Poponawa, MP.

Benjamin Poponawa

Ministerial Portfolio
Minister for Labor and Industrial Relations


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

Date of Election
28 July 2012

Votes Received
33, 889

Contact Details

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

Telephone: 3277643
Fax: 3200162

Electorate Office


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Current: Member of Parliament for Tambul- Nebliyer Open and Minister for Labor and Industrial Relations

Past: First Elected to the 8th National Parliament for the Tambul-Nebliyer Open in the 2007 General Elections as an Independent candidate, then joined the National Alliance Party. Appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Finance and Treasury on the 29/08/2007, and member of the Parliamentary Referral Committee on Primary Resources till December 2010. Minister for Civil Aviation from December 2010 till 2/8/2011.Re-elected to the 9th National Parliament for the same seat in the 2012 General Election as a Triumph Heritage Empowerment party


Religion: Christianity- PNG Bible Church
Primary Education: ​Taquru Primary School, Pangia, Southern Highlands Province
Secondary Education: ​Mt. Hagen Provincial High School, Western Highlands Province
Tertiary Education: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Central Queensland UniversityBachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce, University of TechnologyBachelor of Business Accounting, Deakin UniversityDiploma of Management, Central Queensland University 

Achievements: Bachelor of Accounting & Bachelor of Commerce Degrees, Lae University Technology Bachelor of Business Accounting Degree, Deakin University Diploma of Management and Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Central Queensland University
Community Interests: Watching Rugby League
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: First Assistant to Auditor General at the Auditor General's Office