Reshuffle in Ministerial portfolios

The new Minister for Communication was formally sworn into office this morning at the Government House by Governor General Sir Bob Dadae.

The occasion was witnessed by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and other Government Ministers.

PM O'Neill also announced that Bulolo MP Sam Basil takes over from James Marape as the new Finance Minister.

Minister for Forestry Douglas Tomuriesa was also appointed as the new Leader for Government Businesses.

Rigo MP Lekwa Gure took over as the chairman of Public Accounts Committee from Iguan.

More update to come.

PM yet to announce Cabinet reshuffle

The announcement was supposed to be on Monday but documents are yet to be finalised.

Last Friday, a few MPs from Pangu Pati were sworn in as vice ministers, including party leader Sam Basil, who was sworn in as a minister without a portfolio.

O’Neill, who was at the Government House to witness the swearing-in ceremony, said the leader of Pangu Pati brings a wealth of experience to Cabinet.