New Solomons' ministers sworn in after Cabinet sackings

4:44 pm on 1 October 2019

Two new ministers have been sworn in by Solomon Islands' governor general today following the latest Cabinet sackings.

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Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

Government house has confirmed that Nestor Ghiro is the new minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources replacing the former deputy prime minister John Maneniaru, who was booted for opposing the government's diplomatic switch from Taiwan to China.

Moffat Fugui takes over the Education and Human Resource Development portfolio from Dean Kuku, who was also sacked this week.

A third ministerial portfolio, Police, National Security and Corrections, was vacated by Lanelle Tanangada who reportedly resigned from the position.

It was filled today by Anthony Veke, who was reshuffled from the Ministry for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening.

His portfolio will be filled by another new minister Aston Commins Mewa who will be sworn in tomorrow, according to Government House.

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