Isaac Lupari

Deliver more on revenue collection: Lupari

He told the Customs officers on November 20 that the successful delivery of the 2018 budget is in the hands of PNG Customs and Internal Revenue Commission (IRC).

“The Government wouldn’t have delivered its policies, programs and basic services to our people if you and IRC did not deliver the projected revenue in the 2018 money plan,” stated Lupari.

“You and IRC are the most important Government agencies in the public service. 

Lupari challenges young tax collectors

He made the statement during another visit to the Internal Revenue Commission (IRC) today.

Lupari reiterated his message to the young staffers that the IRC was the most important organisation in PNG and its effectiveness in collecting revenue will realise the country’s development aspirations.

In his third visit to the IRC this year, the Chief Secretary wanted to specifically meet the younger generation of IRC staff.

Lupari gives assurance on public servants wages

He clarified that there’s no delays on salaries as Government payroll system pays on Thursdays every two weeks and not on Mondays.

Lupari was responding to a question from this newsroom about the public servants salaries.

However, Lupari said all public servants got paid on time which on a Thursday and not on a Monday.

“I got paid, so as my staff. Which public servants haven’t got paid?”

He further added that many public servants are not budgeting their salaries well and ended up using all their money.

VIDEO: Dept Heads meet

Chief Secretary to Government, Isaac Lupari, met with them at the State Function room to go over important details towards the 20-18 national budget, and how implementation will unfold for each sector in achieving the new Accord.


Salome Vincent with more 

MP’s urged to work together

Speaking to the MP’s during Day Two of the National Parliament Induction Programme, Lupari said the country is currently faced by many problems covering many facets which include social and economical.

He said it was imperative now more than ever that all MPs were n cooperation to address those problems.

Lupari also highlighted the need for more connectivity between the Government and the public service.

He said he has witnessed a gradual decline in interaction which has resulted in lack of service delivery.

VIDEO: Lupari clarifies role

His comments come in light of public comments and intimations by certain candidates and political figures on the role of the Committee Chair.


Glenda Popot reports 


Jiwaka to have new Provincial Treasurer

This decision was made by Chairman for the Inter-departmental Election Committee, Isaac Lupari, who gave assurance that he will be assisting to make this happen.

This comes after the election manageress for Jiwaka province, Rossie Pandihau raised serious concerns about the long overdue absence of the provincial treasurer who is believed to be in the nation’s capital at the moment.

Polling officials in Jiwaka are yet to access election funds for the training of their election officials for polling.

Funding, security and manpower

Chief Secretary and chairman for IDEC, Isaac Lupari, said funding should not be an issue for operations in the elections.

He spoke of the government’s commitment towards the 2017 general elections, saying the government is a major supporter for the smooth running of the elections in the country.

He urged the electoral officials to change the public perception of Hela Province being one of the major hotspots for security risks.

Lupari said the presence of the three disciplinary forces is not to intimidate the people but to help where necessary.

Elections communications centre in operation

The centre was launched after the opening of the security elections operations in Mt Hagen on Friday (May 26).

A demonstration of direct communication was done between the Communication Centre in Port Moresby and the Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari, and Police Commissioner Gari Baki, who were both present at the Mt Hagen launch.

Lupari announced over the police radio network not only launching of the highlands region security operations, but operations for the entire country.

VIDEO: Election security launch

Among those present to witness this significant event at Mt Hagen's Queens Park were several Government Department secretaries, Provincial Administrators of the highlands provinces, Assistant Police Commissioners and Provincial Police Commissioners of the highlands provinces.


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