Parliament rise till 7th May 2019 at 2:00pm

Hon. James Marape, MP

James Marape

Ministerial Portfolio
Minister for Finance

Tari-Pori Open

People's National Congress (PNC) Party

Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament as the member for Tari-Pori Open Electorate seat in the 2017 General Elections as a Pepoples National Congress Party Candidate. Appointed Minister for Finance in the O'Neill-Abel Cabinet after the formation of Government, leader of Government Business, 3rd Term in this Parliament.

Past: First Elected to the 8th National Parliament for the Tari Open Electorate in the 2007 General Elections as an National Alliance Party candidate. Appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Works and Transport on the 29/08/2007. Given added responsibilities as Privileges Committee-Deputy Chair and member of Parliamentary Referral Committee on Inter-Government Relations on the 18/09/2007. Appointed Minister for Education on the 16/12/2008 till 2/8/2011. Moved from National Alliance Party to join People's National Congress ranks in February 2012. Re-elected to the 9th National Parliament for the same seat in the 2012 General Elections as an People's National Congress candidate


Religion: Christianity- Seventh Day Adventist (SDA)
Primary Education: Completed primary education, Minj Primary School, Jiwaka
Secondary Education: Kabiufa Adventist Secondary School, Eastern Highlands Province
Tertiary Education: University of Papua New Guinea (1993), University of Papua New Guinea (2000)

Achievements: Graduated with a Bachelor in Arts Degree from UPNG in 1993, and a Post Graduate Honours Degree in Environmental Science, also from UPNG in 2000. Delivery of Hela Province, Some changes in Tari-Pori, Hela Province, Road into Tari, Electricity into Tari, Bank into Tari, New Hela Technical High School
Community Interests: Make Tari-Pori and Papua New Guinea a Safer Place
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Appointed Acting Assistant Secretary of Policy with the Department of Personnel Management (2001-2006)

Contact Details

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