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

Hon. Richard Mendani, MP

Richard Mendani

Kerema Open

National Alliance Party (NA)

Votes Received
Over 10,000

Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the Kerema Open seat as a National Alliance Party Candidate in the 2017 General Elections. Joined the O'Neill-Abel government in August 2017 then moved to join opposition ranks in November 2018. A member of the Economic Affairs Parliamentary Committee since June 2019, 2nd term in this Parliament

Past: Appointed Constitutional Laws, Acts and Subordinate Legislation Committee Chair and member of Economics; Private Business and Public Accounts Parliamentary Committees in August 2012. Joined the Papua New Guinea Party in May 2016.


Religion: Christianity
Primary Education: Completed Primary Education at Kanabea Primary School, Gr 1-6, 1975-1980
Secondary Education: Completed High Sch at Kerema High School, Gr 7-10 in 1984, then Sogeri National High school, Gr 11-12, 1985-1986
Tertiary Education: Bachelor in Economics, University of Papua New Guinea, 1991. Diploma in Economic Policy, National Research Institute, 1992,

Achievements: Obtained a Degree in Economics from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1991 Obtained a Diploma in Economic Policy from the PNG National Research Institute in 1992
Community Interests: Empowering Human Resource
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Owned and operated a Consultancy Firm

Contact Details

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