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Hon.John Simon, MP

John Simon

Maprik Open

Papua & Niugini Union Pati (PANGU)

Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament as the Member for Maprik Open in the National General Election 2017, 2nd Term in this Parliament.

Past: First elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Maprik Open Electorate seat in the 2012 General Elections as a National Alliance Party candidate. Appointed Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee-Chair and Constitutional Laws, Acts and Subordinate Legislation Committee-Deputy Chair in August 2012. Appointed Deputy Speaker of Parliament after the passing of Late Aide Ganase (Former Deputy Speaker) in the O'Neill-Dion Government. Appointed Shadow Minister for Commerce & Industry, Labour & Industrial Relations in the Pruaitch led opposition, he then resigned from the National Alliance Party including the Opposition to join the Government. Appointed Minister for Agriculture and Livestock in the Marape-Steven Government on 07/06/19.


Secondary Education: Completed Grade 10 from Maprik High School
Tertiary Education: Attended several Business Study Institutions in Business Studies, Accounting, Banking Studies from UPNG, Bankers College, UOT

Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Businessman prior to politics

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