Thursday, 6 December 2007 9:45 AM

Sogavare-led Government Appoints New Ministers

The government has filled all vacant ministerial portfolios with the appointment of three government backbenchers.

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 Public Service and Home Affairs respectively.

The three new ministers took their oaths of allegiance and office before the Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, in a swearing-in ceremony at the Government House yesterday.

The three respective ministries were left vacant upon the mass defection of government MPs last month.

Meanwhile, the government rules with a 25 majority support following the return of three of its defector ministers, and the crossover of three Opposition MPs.

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