Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Justice & Attorney General
Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the the Esa'ala Open electorate as a People's Party Candidate in the 2017 General Elections. Appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Justice & Attorney General in the Marape-Steven Government and sworn in by the Governor General, Sir Bob Dadae on 7/06/2019, 2nd term in this Parliament.
Past: First elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Esa`ala Open seat in the 2012 General Elections as a People`s Party Candidate. Appointed Minister for Civil Aviation in the O'Neill-Dion cabinet following the formation of government in August 2012. Appointed Minister for Justice & Attorney General in the O'Neill-Abel Cabinet following the formation of Government in August 2017, then resigned from his Ministerial Portfolio as the Minister for Justice & Attorney General on 18th April 2019.
Primary Education: Completed his Primary Education at various primary schools
Secondary Education: Completed his Gr 9-10 at Wesley High School (1982-1985), then Gr 11-12 at Sogeri National High School (1986-1987)
Tertiary Education: Completed his Tertiary Education at the University of Papua New Guinea (1988-1991), then at Legal Training Institute (1992).
Achievements: Earned a Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1991 and Legal Training Institute in 1992. Admitted to the PNG Supreme court bar in November 1992. Elected to the Council of PNG Lawyers Society in 2002.
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Private practitioner with Stevens Lawyers prior to the 2012 National Elections.
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