Acting head for dept

National

The National Executive Council has appointed Steven Matainaho as the new acting secretary for the Department of Communications and Energy.
Minister for Communications and Energy Rainbo Paita told The National yesterday that Matainaho was appointed earlier this week.
“Matainaho will be taking office next week and one of his jobs will be to launch the ICT blueprint for Papua New Guinea which is 99 per cent complete,” he said.
“This ICT blueprint will address issues like the one raised recently by a senior magistrate (Cosmas Bidar).
“He had expressed concern over the application of the Cybercrime Code Act stating that it may overlap an individual’s constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression.
“So the ICT blueprint will capture how the Cybercrime Code Act will appear to interact and in what capacity or space it will be in and basically how we see it going forward in the next five years.”

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