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Mandate

The establishment of the Department of Communication and Information was based on a Gazettal NO: G145/2007. The primary function of the Department is to provide timely and effective policy advice to the Minister on Communication and Information and coordinate awareness and dissemination of Government Development Programs and Activities.

As the Department that reports directly to the Minister, we are also responsible in providing advice to the Minister for the smooth administration of these agencies to include:

  • National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).
  • National Information & Communication Technology Authority (NICTA).
  • Through National Gazette No. G234 of 18th August 2011, the executive Government added Telikom PNG Ltd.

The following Acts of Parliament give further meaning to the above functions:

  • Broadcasting Corporation Act (Chapter 149);
  • Postal Services Act (1996);
  • National Information & Communication Technology Act (2009);
  • Printers and Newspapers Act (Chapter 151);
  • Rural Development Act (Chapter 139);
  • Telecommunications Industry Act (2002); and
  • Television (Prohibition and Control) Act (1980).

It's within this spirit and intent of the Determination that we are now embarking on making us more visible in the delivery of our responsibilities and accountable to Government and our stakeholders.



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