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Friday, January 26, 2007

Malaita provincial leaders elect new Premier

By Alfred Maesulia

Latest report from the Malaita provincial headquarters revealed that Hon Richard Irosaea Na’amo, a new comer who defeated the current outgoing care-taker premier Hon Reuben Moli for the provincial Ward 1 seat, had been duly elected as premier for Malaita province this morning.

The report said that Mr. Na’amo beat his only rival, Hon Ben Foukona by 25 votes in the 33 member Assembly. Ward 1 which was host to the last premier still maintains premiership.

Premier Na’amo who hails from Ura village in the Central Kwara’ae on Malaita has an agriculture background in the field of livestock.

He was serving in the Agriculture Department for many years since graduating from the Gatton Agricultural College in Queensland, Australia, in the late 1970’s and was General Manager of the then Livestock Development Authority.

Before entering politics, Mr. Irosaea had been engaged in marketing and exporting of agricultural products.

Source: Government Communications Unit

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