Nawaeb MP Theo Pelgen has been appointed the Chairman of the new Parliamentary Committee, called “Ease of Doing Business in PNG”.
The National Government made the decision to create a new Parliamentary Committee in Parliament on Wednesday; a decision well received by the Nawaeb MP.
In response to the Leader of Government Business Hon Renbo Paita, MP Pelgen stated that he is greatly honoured to be appointed as Parliamentary Chairman of the Ease of Doing Business in PNG Parliamentary Committee.
“It would be my pleasure to oversee the proposed Parliamentary Committee on Ease of Doing Business in PNG as the Chairman.”
“I am committed to leading this committee with dedication and diligence, and I look forward to working collaboratively with my fellow committee members to identify and address the challenges faced by businesses in our country.”
MP Pelgen said the committee will strive to create a more conducive environment for businesses to thrive, promote economic growth and improve the livelihoods of citizens.
“I appeal to the businesses and leaders in the industry that the committee will be setting up a secretariat so that they can easily liaise with them.”
“Also foreign missions are requested to work closely with the committee and its secretariat so that they become a bridge to link businesses for their respective countries they are located in.”
MP Pelgen applauded the Marape/Rosso Government for its wisdom and further reiterated that the private sector must be given the opportunity in this space if we are to create one million jobs by 2027 as indicated in GoPNGs MTDP 4.
“Resource Sector Investment and downstream processing will take center stage in the committee’s drive to pursue in legislations to ensure the Ease of Doing Business in PNG.”
Ease of Doing Business in PNG Committee members include:
1. Chairman Theo Pelgen (Nawaeb MP)
2. Deputy Chairman Francis Alua (Karamui-Nomane MP)
3. Maso Hewabi (Middle Fly Open MP)
4. David Arore (Ijivitari MP)
5. Marsh Narawec (Wau/Waria MP)
6. Simon. Sia (EHP Governor)
7. Noah Kool (Simbu Governor)
“Together the committee members all bring a wealth of experience to the table to work cohesively for the people.”