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More ministers join interim Cabinet

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Update: 10.15am Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry has been sworn in as interim Finance, Sugar Reform and National Planning Minister in the military-backed interim administration.

He was sworn in moments ago by President Ratu Josefa Iloilo.

Next to be sworn in to the interim regime was deposed Energy Minister in the Laisenia Qarase-led government - Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi.

The Labour Party spokesman has been handed the Youth and Sports portfolio in the interim administration.

Ratu Josefa also swore in Ratu Jone Navakamocea, who was State Minister for National Planning in the deposed government, as interim Minister for Local Government amd Urban Development.

The Labour and Tourism portfolios went to ousted Deputy Opposition Leader Bernadette Rounds-Ganilau, who had to resign from the United Peoples Party to take up the post.

Mrs Rounds-Ganilau won the Suva City General seat in the 2006 polls on a UPP ticket, beating former Labour Minister Kenneth Zinck.

Former Mineral Department employee Tevita Vuibau was sworn in as interim Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources.

Former Director Research in the Agriculture, Sugar and Land Resettlement Ministry Jainend Kumar was sworn in as interim Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests Minister.

He retired from the job in October last year.


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