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

Hon. Lekwa Gure, MBE, OL, MP

Lekwa Gure

Rigo Open

United Labour Party (Deputy leader)

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Current: First elected to the 10th National Parliament for the Rigo Open Electorate seat in the 2017 General Elections as an Independent Candidate, then joined PANGU Pati. Currently affiliated with the United Labour Party; Deputy Party Leader after the formation of the Party in 2019, 1st term in this Parliament.

Past: Appointed Chairman to the Plans & Estimates, Chaiman to Public Accounts and Member to the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings Committee on 17/04/ 2019. Affiliated with the Papua & Niugini Union (PANGU) Pati. He was then appointed Minister for Civil Aviation on 13/05/19 after a minor cabinet reshuffle in the O'Neill-Abel Cabinet. Re-appointed Minister for Civil Aviation following the formation of the Marape-Steven Government on 07/06/19-30/09/2020. Served as Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations from 01/10/2020-16/11/2020.


Primary Education: Completed Primary Education from Babaka Pri. Sch, Gr. 1-2, Raukele Pri. Sch, Gr. 3-4, Kila Kila, Gr 5-6 Pri. Sch
Secondary Education: Completed his High School Education; Form 1-4 from Kwikila High School
Tertiary Education: Completed Matriculation from UPNG (1975), then NASA Flying Sch, NSW (1976-1977), then Australian Institute of Business (2015)

Achievements: Earned his Master in Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business in 2015
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Employed by Air Niugini Ltd as Pilot and flew various Aircraft Types- (FK27,DHC-7, FK28, A300-B4, A310-300, B767-300, F900)

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