Malaita provincial election results to be known today
Returning Officer for the Malaita Provincial Elections, Johnson Houma, says the elections yesterday started at 7am and closed at 5pm. Mr Houma says counting of votes will take place at various places around Malaita Province. He says if possible, counting for some wards closer to capital Auki may have already started last night. But he says this will depend on how soon the ballot boxes arrive at Auki. Counting in all the other wards have started this morning.
Meanwhile, the new premier of Guadalcanal Joash Salani has yesterday appointed his executive, predominantly all new members except one, Hon Ephrem Limanikua who was part of the out-going government.
They include Deputy Premier and Minister for Finance, Braddley Tovosia; Minister for Economic Planning Minister, David Rosalio; Minister for Provincial Affairs, Henry Eric; Minister for Education, Anthony Veke; Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries, Ephrem Limanikua; Minister for Health, Jude Soni; Minister for Natural Resources, Silas Chekana; Minister for Transport and Works, Henry Petsakibo; Minister for Lands and Rural Development, John Kelly and Minister for Tourism, Youths, Sports and Women Affairs, Michael Liliau.
We hope to keep you updated of the results for Malaita elections once information comes to hand.