Maneniaru takes oath, new finance Minister

John Maneniaru (MP) takes his oath before the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui. Photo: OPMC

Minister John Maneniaru has taken his oath as the new Finance Minister.

Former Finance Minister Snider Rini also took his oath as the new Minister for Fisheries.

 The two New Ministers took their oath of office and oath of allegiance before the Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Kabui at the Government House this afternoon.

The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in a statement says the reshuffle is a continuation of the implementation strategy of the DCC Government following the DCCG’s reprioritisation of its Policy.

 Mr Sogavare says the reshuffle was carried out after conducting consultations with Government Caucus.

 In the statement, the Prime Minister  says he is confident that the new Ministers will provide their Ministries with the necessary support and calls on the general public to provide support to the Ministers.

The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by the Prime Minister, several members of Cabinet, Government Caucus and senior Government Officials.