28 Aug 2010

New Solomon Islands government takes oath

6:22 am on 28 August 2010

In Solomon Islands, the Cabinet Ministers of the Danny Philip government have taken their oath before the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation says out of the 24 ministries, 21 Ministers took their oaths yesterday, with only three portfolios still to be filled.

Those portfolios are the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Ministry of Police and National Security and Ministry of Development, Planning and Aid Coordination.

The Cabinet Minister are: Prime Minister, Danny Philip; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Manasseh Maelanga; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Relations, Peter Shanel Agovaka; Minister for Education and Human Resources, Dickson Ha'amori; Minister for Health and Medical Services, Charles Sigoto; Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Selwyn Riumana; Minister of Forests, Heinz Bodo Dettke; Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Jimmy Lusibaea; Minister of Lands and Housing, Martin Sopage; Minister for Environment and Conservation, John Moffat Fugui; Minister of Mines and Energy, Mark Kemakeza; Minister for Law and Justice, Commins Aston Mewa and Minister for Public Service, Douglas Ete.

The others are: Minister for Provincial Government, Bradley Tovosia; Minister for Commerce, Industry and Employment, Elijah Doro Muala; Minister for Tourism and Culture, Samuel Manetoali; Minister of Infrastructure Development, Jackson Fiulaua; Minister for Aviation and Communication, Varian Longamei;

Minister for Rural Development and Indigenous Affairs, Lionel Alex; Minister for Women, Youth and Sports, Joseph Onika and Minister for Peace and Reconciliation, Hypolite Taremae.