Mekere Morauta

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" The Right Honourable Sir Mekere Morauta, KCMG, served as the sixth Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea between 1999 and 2002, and later as Leader of the Opposition. He continued to serve in leadership roles in Government until May 2012, when, after twenty years in Parliament, he announced his retirement from politics.

"Sir Mekere has been an influential figure in Papua New Guinea from early in his career. In 1975, he was the first Papua New Guinean to be appointed Secretary of the Department of Finance. He later served as the Managing Director of the Papua New Guinea Banking Corporation, and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Papua New Guinea. In recognition of his services to the community, to the public service, and to politics, in 1990 he was knighted in the Commonwealth birthday honours as Knight Commander in the Order of St Michael and St George." [1]

Married to Roslyn Morauta.


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  1. Ok Tedi Mining Mekere Morauta, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2013.