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NEFC Congratulates Hon. Joseph Lelang as Minister for Rural and Economic Development.


Date Published:
Thu, 03/14/2024 - 10:09

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Economic & Fiscal Commission Patrick Kennedy Painap has on behalf of the Commission extend his sincere congratulations to Hon. Joseph Lelang on his appointment as Minister for Rural and Economic Development.

Mr Painap says the National Economic & Fiscal Commission is pleased with the announcement made by the Marape/Rosso Government in entrusting Hon. Lelang with this significant Ministry.

According to Painap, Minister Lelang’s wealth of experience and dedication make him an exemplary choice to lead the newly formed Ministry, under which the Commission now operates directly.

“Hon. Lelang's familiarity with our Commission stems from his previous tenure as Secretary for National Planning and also the Commissioner of NEFC. “His experience as the former Secretary for National Planning, where he worked closely with the Commission, is invaluable.

“Minister Lelang’s profound understanding of economic and fiscal policies will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts to provide independent and impartial advice to the National Executive Council and Parliament and we eagerly anticipate continuing our collaborative endeavors with him in his new capacity. Painap said.

Mr Painap further extend NEFC’s appreciation to Minister Lelang for launching the NEFC Corporate Plan 2023-2027 as his first official duty under his new Ministry.

“NEFC has full confidence that his leadership and commitment will undoubtedly bring positive change to our nation, particularly in empowering our sub-national governments.

“Once again, congratulations to Hon. Joseph Lelang on your well-deserved appointment and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact you will certainly make in your new role” he said.

“We look forward to work closely with you and wish you every success in your new portfolio”

Photo: Ministers toasting the launch of NEFC's Corporate Plan

Ministers Toasting to NEFC Corporate Plan Launch
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