Central Bougainville Open
United Resources Party (URP)
Current: Declared duly elected on 13/4/2018 and sworn in on 19/4/2018 following recount ordered by the Court of Disputed returns.
Past: First elected, to <6th National Parliament for Central Bougainville Open seat in the 1997 General Elections. Appointed Minister for Bougainville Affairs after the formation of the Skate government in July 1997 until January 1999, then Minister for State in January 1999 till installation of the Morauta government in July 1999. Appointed Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings Committee and Privileges Committee in November 1999, and Plans and Estimates Committee-Deputy Chairman from November 1999 to December 2000. Re-elected to the 7th National Parliament in the 2002 General Elections for the same seat. Elected Leader of United Resources Party after the 2002 national elections till replacement by Tim Neville on the 12/11/2003 . Following the election of Sir Michael Somare as Prime Minister on the 5/8/2002, appointed Minister responsible for Mining and Environment, Conservation and Correctional Institution Services in the caretaker cabinet then Minister for Mining on the 13/08/2002.
Primary Education: Completed his primary Education at both Ruruvu and Iagama Community Schools.
Secondary Education: Completed his Grade 10 at the Hutjena High ScHool
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Self employed and a Resistance leader from 1990 to 1997 during the Bougainville crisis.
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