I am proud to lead the Department of Finance. There is scarcely an area anywhere else in the public sector more central to ensuring the successful delivery of some of the Government’s biggest and most far-reaching reform agendas.
Approximately 400 staff in Head Office and 900 staff in 22 Provinces and 89 Districts serve the people of Papua New Guinea with the mission ‘To promote the efficient, effective and ethical use of public money in Papua New Guinea’.
In the past two years the Department has already achieved much. This includes legal reforms and the increased use of technology to support effective financial management. These milestones have been reached through the efforts of our staff which I want to acknowledge. There remains much work to be done but we have a strong foundation and a clear direction.
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Dr Ken Ngangan, PhD CMA CPA
Secretary for Finance
The Secretary leads an Executive Team comprising two Deputy Secretaries (DS), each representing Strategy and Operations, seven First Assistant Secretaries (FAS) and one Program Manager (PM) who represent the eight Divisions. The Department is undergoing reform to deliver enhanced public finance management across the public sector and across the country – regular updates will be provided as changes are implemented.