Cabinet members sworn in
24 September, 2014, 5:12 pm
Update: 5:12PM THE President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has sworn in 14 ministers and five assistant ministers today.
The new ministers and assistant ministers were sworn in earlier this afternoon at Government House in Suva.
They will help Prime Minister Rear Admiral (ret) Voreqe Bainimarama, who is also the Minister for Sugar and iTaukei Affairs, govern over the next five years.
Those sworn in are: Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (Minister for Finance, Public Enterprise, Public Service, Trade and Tourism), Faiyaz Koya (Attorney General and Minister for Justice), Pio Tikoduadua (Minister for Infrastructure and Transport), Praveen Kumar (Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment), Mereseini Vuniwaqa (Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources), Osea Naiqamu (Minister for Fisheries and Forests), Inia Seruiratu (Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management), Ratu Inoke Kubuabola (Minister for Foreign Affairs), Timoci Lesi Natuva (Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence), Jone Usumate (Minister for Health and Medical Services), Mahendra Reddy (Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts), Jioji Konrote (Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations), Laisenia Tuitubou (Minister for Youth and Sports), Rosy Akhbar (Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation), Lorna Eden (Assistant Minister ofr Finance, Public Enterprise, Public Service, Trade and Tourism), Joeli Cawaki (Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management), Veena Bhatnagar (Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services), Vijay Nath (Assistant Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts) and Iliesa Delana (Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports).