Parliament adjourned to Tuesday, 12th October 2021 at 02:00 p.m.

Hon. Belden Namah, MP

Shadow Minister for
Opposition Leader

Vanimo-Green Open

Papua New Guinea Party (PNG)

Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament as the member for Vanimo-Green River Open seat in the 2017 General Elections under the Papua New Guinea Party, Leader of the Papua New Guinea Party, a member of the Law and Order Parliamentary Committee since June 2019 to current. On 16/07/2020 the National Court lift suspension and restored leadership duties, and also permanently stay leadership tribunal decision of 09/04/2020 to dismiss Namah from office, 3rd term in this Parliament.

Past: First Elected to the 8th National Parliament for the Vanimo-Green River Open Electorate in the 2007 General Elections as an National Alliance Party candidate. Appointed as Minister for Forestry in the Somare-Temu cabinet on the 29/8/2007 till resignation from the government and National Alliance Party membership to join the Papua New Guinea Party and Morauta led opposition in July 2010. Elected Leader of Papua New Guinea Party and Leader of Opposition on 11/5/2011. Appointed Deputy Prime Minister to Peter O'Neill and Minister for Forest and Climate Change on the 5/8/2011. Re-elected to the 9th National Parliament in the 2012 General Elections for the same seat as a Papua New Guinea Party candidate. Leader of Opposition from August 2012 to December 2014. Elected Governor for West Sepik Province on 22/4/2015, then relinquished in September 2015 following return of Amkat Mai as provincial member. Following recommendation by Ombudsman Commission for referral of Leadership Tribunal for role in storming of Supreme and National Court on 24/05/12 to demand resignation of Chief Justice (Sir Salamo, referred by Public Prosecutor to Leadership Tribunal on 18/10/17. Leadership Tribunal recommended dismissal from office on 9/04/18. Elected Leader of the Opposition on 11/09/ 2019 and appointed Shadow Minister for Internal security, Forestry, Environment and Climate Change, Lands and Agriculture, appointed Member to the Law & Order Parliamentary Committee in the Marape-Steven Government. As Opposition Leader, filed case with Supreme Court seeking validity of James Marape as Prime Minister on 30th March 2020.


Religion: Seventh Day Adventist (SDA)
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Served in the PNG Defence Force. Self employed businessman prior to 2007 National Elections.

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