All eight MPs were sworn in by the Provincal Senior Magistrate.
The Governor, Peter Numu took his oath first.
In his maiden speech said he was ready to take on from where former governor Julie Soso had left off.
He told public servants there was no time waste – and urged them to pull up their socks.
Governor Numu said his first task is to build and improve the Goroka Market and town water supply and the Gorka town sewerage project; revive the town beautification program, and address public servants’ housing concerns.