Bart Philemon

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Bart Philemon (born April 16, 1945 in the village of Butibam near Lae ) is a Papua New Guinean politician. He is chairman of the New Generation Party .

Bart Philemon attended the University of Papua New Guinea for a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating, he worked in the aviation industry and was Deputy General Manager of Air Niugini , the national airline of Papua New Guinea , from 1973 to 1980 . From 1982 to 1986 he was chairman of the National Airlines Commission. Bart Philemon was a member of the Morobe Province Parliament from 1984 to 1988. Philemon was director of the South Pacific Festival of Arts in 1980 and chairman of the South Pacific Games Foundation at the 1991 South Pacific Games .

Before winning the Lae constituency in the fifth general election to the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea in 1992 , Philemon was a businessman in the food industry. In 1995, Bart Philemon co-founded the National Alliance Party .

From 1992 to 2002 Philemon held various ministerial posts in the Julius Chan , Bill Skate and Mekere Morauta governments . In 2002 he became Minister of Finance for the Michael Somare government . In 2006 Philemon lost the ministerial office and was expelled from the cabinet. He was accused of not using funds as directed by the government. The National Business Association of Papua New Guinea, chambers of commerce and companies, however, recognized Philemon's efforts to maintain budgetary discipline after years of mismanagement.

On August 8, 2011, Bart Philemon became Minister of Public Service and Sports in the government of Peter O'Neill .

Individual evidence

  1. Cabinet restructuring costs Bart Philemon his job ( Memento of the original from October 7, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Pazifik-Netzwerk eV: "pazifik aktuell" - news from Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island states, No. 67, September 2006, (accessed on August 7, 2007)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Web links

PNG Department of Finance 2005 Honorable Bart Philemon ( Memento of September 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive )