Parliament rise till Tuesday 20th, April 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Hon. Jim Simatab, MP

Jim Simatab

Ministerial Portfolio
Minister Correctional Service

Wewak Open

National Alliance (N.A)

Date of Election
19 July 2012

Votes Received

Contact Details

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

Telephone: 3277537/3238350
Fax: 3230982

Electorate Office
Wewak District, P O Box 179, Wewak, East Sepik Province

Telephone: 4563822
Fax: 4563822

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Parliamentary Services

Current: Member of Parliament for Wewak Open and Minister for Correctional Services

Past: First Elected to the 8th National Parliament for the Wewak Open Electorate in the 2007 General Elections as an Independent candidate. Appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock on the 29/08/2007 and Parliamentary Referral Committee on Communications on 18/09/2007. Election declared void by Supreme Court 24/6/2010. Lost seat on recount. Re-elected to the 9th National Parliament for the same seat in the 2012 General Elections as a National Alliance Party candidate.


Religion: Christianity- Roman Catholic
Primary Education: Yarapos Primary School, East Sepik Province,1960-1966
Secondary Education: Bugandi High School,Morobe, Form Four, 1967-1970
Tertiary Education: Bachelor of Business Studies, University of Lae Technology, 1974-1975

Achievements: Bachelor of Business, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, 1975
Community Interests: Active Golf Player
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Managing Director, Family Cocoa Business- Cocoa Dealer and Processing