Vice ministers play vital role in achieving objectives, PNG PM says

PORT MORESBY, 04 JULY 2019 (THE NATIONAL) - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape says vice-ministers will play an important role in achieving the objective of making Papua New Guinea the richest black Christian nation. Picture: THE NATIONAL

PORT MORESBY, 04 JULY 2019 (THE NATIONAL) – Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape says vice-ministers will play an important role in achieving the objective of making Papua New Guinea the richest black Christian nation.

He was at Government House Tuesday to witness the swearing-in of four vice ministers bringing to 12 the total number of vice ministers.

The four were Markham MP Koni Iguan as vice-minister for National Planning, Ambunti Drekikir MP Johnson Wapunai as vice-minister for Public Service, Anglimp South Waghi MP Joe Kuli as vice-minister for Works and Implementation, and South Fly MP Sekie Agisa as vice-minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The eight sworn in earlier were:

* Daulo MP Pogio Ghate as Agriculture vice-minister in charge of the coffee industry and the Coffee Industry Corporation;

*Sohe MP Henry Amuli as vice-minister for Agriculture in charge of the oil palm industry, cocoa, copra and Vanila and all organisations that come under these commodities;

*Tewai Siassi MP Kobby Bomareo as vice-minister for Agriculture in charge of the livestock sector;

*Nuku MP Joe Sungi as vice-minister for Finance and Rural Development;

*Tambul Neblier MP Win Bakri Daki as vice-minister for Treasury in charge of the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission and provincial government budgets;

*Komo-Margarima MP Manase Makiba as vice-minister assisting the Prime Minister on the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited, National Gaming and Control Board and Mineral Resources Development Company;

*Kauge Arave MP Wesley Raminai as vice-minister for Sports; and

*Usino-Bundi MP Jimmy Uguro as vice-minister for Mining.

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