Solomon Islands government appoint nine political appointees to serve in Prime Ministers's political office
The Cabinet Office made the appointments January 18 on the advice of the Prime Minister through the Public Service Commission.
The political appointees are: Bob Pollard (Special Secretary to Prime Minister), Ashley Wickham (Head of the Policy Evaluation Unit), John Moffat Fugui (Secretary to Caucus), George Palua (Private Secretary to Prime Minister) and George Atkin (Press Secretary to Prime Minister).
The other political appointees are Joseph Nielson, Ferrol Wilfred and Wilson Mamae who are political analysts while Silas Atu is Chief Administration Office dealing with the welfare of Ministers and Backbenchers.
The Coalition for National Unity and Rural Advancement Government retains only three of the 21 political appointees who served in the Prime Minister’s Political Office which included Mr Palua, Mr Nielson and Mr Atu.
The appointment of the nine political appointees fulfils a commitment made by the CNURA Government when it took over the reign on December 21 to reduce the size of the Prme Minister’s Political Office.
Source: Peoplefirst network