Five Ministers of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have been sworn-in by the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at Government House today (April 25).
They are Hon. John Maneniaru who is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon. Jeremiah Manele – Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Harry Kuma – Minister for Finance and Treasury, Hon. Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada – Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services and Hon. Fredrick Kologeto who took up the Ministry of Public Service portfolio.
Pursuant to section 37 of the constitution, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has advised the Governor General to appoint these Members of Parliament as Ministers to these respective Ministries.
These ministerial appointments have formalized the respective responsibilities that each Minister will be performing as contained in the assignment of responsibilities instruments.
Other Ministerial assignments will be made in coming days until all 24 Government Ministerial portfolios are filled.