14 Dec 2011

PNG's Somare names 22 person Cabinet

4:56 am on 14 December 2011

The veteran Papua New Guinea leader, Sir Michael Somare, has named a 22 person Cabinet, with Patrick Pruaitch back as Finance Minister.

Sir Arnold Amet is again Attorney General, Sasa Zibe returns as Health Minister and the fifth ranked minister is Tim Bonga who has the Forestry and Internal Security portfolios.

The Deputy Prime Minister is Sam Abal, who served as acting Prime Minister for the period Sir Michael was receiving medical care in Singapore.