15 Dec 2014

Solomons ministers to be sworn in today

5:11 pm on 15 December 2014

A swearing-in ceremony is underway in Solomon Islands for the new cabinet ministers.

The names in the line up will be made public after the ceremony which is being conducted by the Governor General.

The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was elected last Tuesday and has since been in negotiations to form his government.

The National Parliament of Solomon Islands overlooking Honiara City

Solomon Islands Parliament Photo: RNZ Koroi Hawkins

The new parliament will sit for the first time on Wednesday to elect a Speaker and Deputy Speaker and officially swear in all MPs.

The only other pressing matter expected before the house is the passing of a resolution to continue government spending, which expires at the end of the month, into the new year to allow the government to work on its first budget.