GOV’T APPOINTS THREE NEW MINISTERS
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister
The government has filled all vacant ministerial portfolios this afternoon with the appointment of three government backbenchers as Ministers.
They are the MP for Central Makira, Mr Bernard Ghiro, MP for Central Honiara, Mr Nelson Ne’e and the MP for East Honiara, Mr Charles Dausabea.
Mr Ghiro is the Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace whilst Mr Ne’e and Mr Dausabea are the Ministers for Home affairs and Public Service respectively.
The trio took their oaths of allegiance and office before the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Nathaniel Waena in a swearing-in ceremony at the Government House yesterday afternoon.
The three respective ministries were left vacant upon the mass defection of government MPs last month.
Meanwhile, the government rules with a majority of 25 MPs following the return of three of its defector ministers and the crossover of three Opposition MPs.