Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said the Cabinet portfolio is highly important for public and business sector governance, and Manase, who is the Minister for Civil Aviation, has the requisite experience.
“Minister Manase has a strong legal background and a comprehensive knowledge of critical issues in the justice system,” said O’Neill.
“The Minister for Justice and Attorney General is a senior Cabinet position and we must ensure continuity ahead of the formal Ministerial appointment.
“Minister Manase will maintain the steady hand and reforms undertaken by the Honourable Davis Steven.”
A formal appointment for Minister for Justice and Attorney General is expected this week.