Special Parliament Sitting on Thursday 11th, March 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Hon. Joseph Dennis Lelang, MP

Joseph Dennis Lelang

Shadow Minister for
Finance & Treasury, National Planning & Fisheries

Kandrian-Gloucester Open

Coalition for Reform Party (CFRM)

Votes Received
16, 850

Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the Kandrian- Gloucester Open seat in the 2017 General Elections as a Coalition For Reform Party (CFRP) Candidate. Appointed Shadow Minister for Finance & Treasury, National Planning & Fisheries in the Namah led opposition since 11/09/2019, 2nd Term in this Parliament.

Past: First elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Kandrian-Gloucester Open seat in the 2012 General Elections as a Coalition for Reform Party candidate. Elected Leader of Coalition for Reform Party following 2012 National Elections. Appointed Plans and Estimates Committee-Deputy Chair in August 2012 under the O'Neill-Dion Government. Appointed Shadow Minister for National Planning, Monitoring & Rural Development in the Pruaitch led opposition from August 2017-September 2019.


Religion: Christianity- Catholic
Primary Education: Completed his Grades 1-6 at St. Francis Primary School (1976-1981), N.C.D
Secondary Education: Completed his Grades 9-10 at DeLa Salle High. School (1982-1985) N.C.D, then Grades 11-12 at Passam National High Sch. (1986-87)
Tertiary Education: Completed his Tertiary Education from UPNG (1988-1992), then further studies at University of Glasgow, Scotland UK (1996-1997)

Achievements: Earned his Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea after completing his studies (1988-1992). Obtained a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom after completing his studies (1996-1997).
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Secretary of the Department of National Planning and Monitoring (2008-2010)

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