Minister for Mining
People's Progress Party (PPP)
Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the Kainantu Open seat as a People's Progress Party Candidate in the 2017 General Elections. Re-appointed Minister for Mining following the formation of the Marape-Steven Government on 07/06/19, 2nd term in this Parliament.
Past: First elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Kainantu Open seat in the 2012 General Elections as an Independent candidate then joined the People's Progress Party. Appointed Vice for Public Enterprises and State following formation of the O'Neill-Dion government in August 2012. Appointed Minister for Mining in the O'Neill-Abel Cabinet after the formation of Government from August 2017-May 2019.
Religion: Christianity-Seventh Day Adventist (SDA)
Primary Education: Completed his Primary Education from Yababi Primary, Grades 1-6 (1975-1980).
Secondary Education: Completed his Secondary Education from Kainantu High School, Grades 7-10 (1981-1984).
Tertiary Education: Completed Tertiary Education from the UPNG 2016, Port Moresby Technical College and Pilot Training, Australia 1986.
Achievements: Awarded a Bachelor of Degree in Public Policy & Management from the University of Papua New Guinea in 2016. Earned a Diploma in Electrical Trade from Port Moresby Technical College. Attended the Pilot Training in Australia in 1986.
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Founder and Managing Director of Fessa Electrical and Engineering Limited
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