ABOUT YOUR PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE
The Prime Ministers Office of Papua New Guinea is the highest level office in the country of PNG.
This office primary function is to support the Prime Minister Hon. Peter O'Neill.
The organizational structure of the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) has traditionally been hierarchical in its design. At the upper echelons of this hierarchy resides the small circle of individuals entrusted with running the PMO. Depending on the personal approach of the Prime Minister, the duties of managing, administrating and co-ordinating the activities of the PMO will belong to the Chief of Staff.
The head of the PMO, Isaac Lupari, Chief of Staff, is granted virtually uninhibited access to the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers. He oversees the activities of the Prime Minister’s staff, and can also serve as an important political adviser.
The functions served by the PMO, itself, have greatly evolved over time. In the ministries which followed Independence, the Prime Minister’s secretaries mainly fulfilled basic service roles, such as responding to routine correspondence. In more recent times and currently, with the institutionalization of the PMO, the PMO and its staff has expanded to include a wider variety of tasks, including the provision of policy advice, information gathering, communications, planning, and strategizing.
This office is a highly important office across all areas of Government in Papua New Guinea.