Vice Ministers to take on additional responsibilities
Author: Freddy Mou
A total of nine MPs were sworn in yesterday afternoon as Vice Ministers and chairmen of statutory bodies.
Governor General Sir Bob Dadae officiated over proceedings for the vice Ministers, including Waka Goi, Wesley Raminai, Bari Palma, Win Daki, Johnson Wapunai, Manasseh Makiba, Tomait Kapili, Henry Ame and John Kuli.
Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill who was at the Government House to witness the swearing-in said the vice ministers will be assisting the ministers, but will have specific responsibilities with a new determination.
He said unlike in the past, vice Ministers will be responsible over a Government organization which they will be in charge of.
“This is an exciting opportunity for vice ministers in our government to meet the challenges that is before us.”
Announcements into the new responsibilities will be made soon.
Meantime, Henganofi MP and former Police Minister, Robert Atiyafa, was been sworn-in as Chairman of the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission as well.
O’Neill said Atiyafa has been specifically appointed to the position because of the experience he had in the law and justice sector.