The two cabinet ministers who swapped portfolios in a minor reshuffle exercise by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week were sworn-in at Government House yesterday.
Governor General Sir Frank Kabui administered the oaths at a brief ceremony attended by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, senior Cabinet Ministers and officials.
Former Minister of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) David Day Pacha is now the new Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MERE) while the former Hon. Samson Maneka is now the new Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace.
Hon Pacha returned to the Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification portfolio which he held in 2009.
Prime Minister Sogavare said the changes were necessary to ensure Ministers utilise their expertise in appropriate portfolios.
Source: Press Release, Government Communications Unit