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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Two new SI Ministers sworn in this morning

by Alfred Maesulia

Two new Solomon Islands government ministers were sworn in at the government house this morning.

Hon Steve Abana swore-in as the new minister for National Planning and Aid Coordination replacing Gordon Darcy Lilo. Lately Mr Abana was the chairman of the government caucus.

Hon Lilo was reshuffled to replace former Minister of Finance Bartholomew Ulufa’alu who was relieved on medical grounds this week.

In another replacement, government backbencher Mark Kemakeza is the new Minister of Mines and Energy.

Replaced Hon Toswell Kaua who was reshuffled as the new Minister of Agriculture and Livestock. Mr Kaua replaced Hon Trevor Olavae who resigned also on medical grounds.

The swearing in ceremony was administered by His Excellency the Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena in the presence of top government officials.

Press release forwarded by Betty Fakarii, Honiara

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