Thursday, April 3, 2014

Schram was the man we all fought for but do we have any other ways of accepting the good VC into PNG Unitech?


Just by looking at the photos posted on the internet sites including the social media, it was so annoying the way the good CV Dr Albert Schram was accepted into the university campus. 

Dr. Schram, 50, from the Netherlands took office as the new Vice Chancellor of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology on the 7th February 2012 from Misty Baloloi who was a VC for 17 consecutive years. 

On the 8th February 2013, Dr Schram was deported from the country on allegations that he has no proper academic qualifications to take the university's top post.
 As reported on PNG Attitude blog last year (2013), Dr Schram was in Singapore for a brief medical visit and, upon returning in Port Moresby, he was refused to enter the country and put on a plane to Brisbane.

The academia was restricted to enter the country on allegations that he has no proper qualifications to take the University's top post. However, Investigation into the saga led by retired judge Justice Mark Sevua found that there was no questions about the qualification as he holds PhD and several masters, as reported on PNG Blogs.

Dr Albert Schram is back as the Vice Chancellor of the Papua New Guinea University of technology

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Papua New Guinea must own resources, says Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neil

PNC People's National Congress
Facebook/Monday 01, April, 2014 8:56am

Prime Minister Peter O'Neil
Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said Papua New Guineans must not only be spectators and tax collectors but resource owners to reap maximum benefits from their non renewable resources. Prime Minister Hon. 
Peter O’Neill said this last Friday on FM 100 talkback show hosted by Roger Hau’ofa, which was also attended by Public Enterprise Minister Ben Micah and NCD Governor Powes Parkop. 
The Prime Minister, who went on air to explain the K3 billion UBS loan, said there has been a lot of misinformation that was going around on the loan arrangements.
He said the UBS loan is not a new loan but the one that replaces the IPIC loan from the Arabs who have since refused to sell back the Oil Search shares mortgage for Papua New Guinea’s 19.4 percent equity participation in the LNG project. Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said Papua New Guineans have not held any interest in major resource projects such as Lihir, Misima and Porgera mines but have been mere tax and royalty collectors for the last 40 years.

“Papua New Guineans all throughout the country are crying for ownership of their own resources and rightfully so because we have had the experience over the past forty years about resource development in the country. “Many of our citizens feel that we have been deprived of the benefits from these resources that should truly be given back to Papua New Guineans.” Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said since this government took office, it heard that cry for resource ownership and was trying its best to find a way to increase the benefits that are going to come to Papua New Guinea.