Govt allows live broadcast


THE Government allowed live broadcast and telecast of Parliament proceedings in its entirety to Papua New Guinea and the world yesterday.
Deputy Speaker Koni Iguan, making the announcement when Parliament resumed yesterday morning, said the PNG National Broadcasting Corporation radio and television services would be carrying the sessions live past question time and grievance debate.
The deputy speaker said the national broadcaster had requested for the extended live coverage to meet its “community service obligation to our citizens and stakeholders”, which was agreed to recently by the Parliamentary Committee on Broadcast.
“The committee agreed that it is important for extended coverage of the parliamentary programme because this will allow our people to have full knowledge of what takes place in Parliament during a session,” Iguan said.