Maelanga appointed Solomons' deputy PM

5:39 pm on 1 November 2019

Solomon Islands' Minister for Infrastructure Development Manasseh Maelanga has been appointed deputy prime minister.

Solomon Islands' acting prime minister Manasseh Maelanga receives anti-corruption petition from civil society representatives. September 2017

Manasseh Maelanga in 2017. Photo: RNZI/Garedd Porowai

The appointment followed what the government calls "thorough consultations" between the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Cabinet.

Mr Maelanga has expressed his commitment to work with and support the Prime Minister as his deputy.