People's National Congress (PNC) Party
Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the Unggai-Bena Open seat as a People's National Congress Party Candidate in the 2017 General Elections, 4th term in this Parliament.
Past: First elected in to the 7th National Parliament in the 2002 General Elections for the Unggai-Bena Open seat as an Independent Candidate, then joined the United Resources Party. Appointed Shadow Minister for Culture and Tourism, and Housing in the Morauta led opposition in February 2004 till joining the Somare government in May 2004 then appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Somare government on the 30/6/2005 (G97 of 2005). Re-elected to the 8th National Parliament for the same seat as a United Resources Party Candidate in the 2007 General Elections. Appointment as Minister for Environment and Conservation in the Somare-Temu cabinet on the 29/8/2007 till 2/8/2011. Re-elected to the 9th National Parliament for the same seat in the 2012 General Elections as a People's National Congress Party candidate. Appointed Minister for Lands and Physical Planning in the O'Neill-Dion cabinet, August 2012. Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament in the 2017 General Elections as a PNC Candidate, Appointed Minister for Agriculture and Livestock after the formation of the O'Neill-Abel Cabinet from August 2017-April 2019.
Religion: Seventh Day Adventist (SDA)
Primary Education: Completed Primary Education in 1972
Secondary Education: Completed Forms 1-2 from Goroka High School (1973-1974) and Forms 3-4 from Lae Technical College (1975-1976).
Tertiary Education: Completed Tertiary Education from Goroka Teacher's College in 1982
Achievements: Graduated form Goroka Teacher's College in 1982.
Community Interests: As a former rugby league player, Mr. Allen has played in the Highlands and Northern zone competitions and Consort Brothers in the Lae competition.
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: 10 years of teaching in Morobe province. Resigned from teaching (1994) to manage Negiso Investments in Port Moresby till 2002.
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