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ABG Cabinet reshuffle
4:06 pm GMT+12, 03/10/2012, Papua New Guinea

Bougainville House of Representatives Speaker Andrew Miriki will soon be advised on the ABG President Chief Dr John Momis’ decision to do a reshuffle in the Bougainville Executive Council.

The two ministries that were affected are the Ministry for Community Development, Women, Youth and Churches and the Ministry for Culture and Tourism.

Former Minister for Community Development, Women, Youth and Churches and women representative for South Bougainville, Rose Pihei was moved to the Culture and Tourism portfolio.

 Pihei takes over the responsibility following the death of the former minister and member for Rau the late Joseph Egilio.

Member for Eivo/Torau Melchior Dare now takes over the Community Development, Women, Youth and Churches ministry.

Momis while advising Pihei on the reshuffle said: “This change was necessitated by the need to improve the ministerial responsibilities in directing the two divisions, Community Development, Women, Youth and Churches and Culture and Tourism to achieve the objectives of the Government by mobilising the youth, women and churches to work together, to build a fair and just society and to promote tourist attractions to overseas tourists,” President Momis said.

He added that the ABG wants to generate much needed revenue for the Government and income for the people of Bougainville.

The same message was also conveyed by President Momis to Minister Melchior Dare.

“As Ministers, we are required to demonstrate solidarity in Cabinet/BEC. I have every confidence in you as ministers that you will provide creative and proactive leadership through your respective divisions,” President Momis said.

He also congratulated both ministers on their new appointments.

The Bougainville Constitution requires that when the appointments are finalised, the President then advises the Speaker of the Bougainville House of Representatives on the appointments of the members of the Bougainville Executive Council.

The letter of notification of the appointments to the Speaker, the Instruments of Appointments and the Determination of portfolio responsibilities are then published in the Bougainville Gazette...


SOURCE: POST COURIER/PACNEWS


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