The RTA Board

The RTA is governed by a board made up of the following persons as provided for in the Road Traffic Act 2014:

  1. Ex-officio Members
    1. the Departmental Head of the Department responsible for Transport or his or her nominee;
    2. the Departmental Head of the Department responsible for Works or his or her nominee;
    3. the Departmental Head of the Department responsible for Finance or his or her nominee;
    4. the Departmental Head of the Department responsible for Provincial and Local Government Affairs, or his or her nominee.
  2. a person nominated by the Road Transport Association of PNG; and
  3. a person nominated by the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and
  4. a person nominated by the National Council of Women; and
  5. a person nominated by the PNG Law Society; and
  6. a person nominated by an incorporated association representing public motor vehicle owners.
  7. a person nominated by the Minister

Current Board members are

  • Mr. Melvin Yalapan (Chairman)  –   PNG Law Society
  • Mr. John Rex Makao (Deputy Chairman)  –   PMV Owner and Operators Association NCD
  • Mr. Jacob Luke   –   Road Transport Association of PNG
  • Ms. Jane Kenni   –   National Council of Women
  • Mr. Douveri Henao   –   Business Council of PNG
  • Mr. Roy Mumu   –   Secretary Department of Transport and Infrastructure
  • Mr. David Wereh   –   Secretary Department of Works
  • Mr. David Guina   –   Secretary Provincial & Local Government Affairs
  • Ms. Margaret Tenakanai   –   FAS Revenue Division, Department of Finance
  • Mr. Boe Daera   –   Minister’s nominee