MOMIS APPOINTS HIS MINISTERS
By Aloysius Laukai
ABG President JOHN MOMIS this afternoon announced thirteen member ministries for the Autonomous Bougainville government.
Since his election he remained tight lipped until this afternoon.
The ministers were distributed based on Regional basis of Central, North and South Bougainville.
In the allocations, five ministries went to North Bougainville, four to Central Bougainville and three went to South Bougainville.
The ministries are as follows, second term member, WILFRED KOMBA the member for Konnou in Buin was appointed the minister for Trade and Industry and Tourism.
Albert Punghau the new member for Motuna Huyono in Siwai was appointed the minister for Finance, Planning and Treasury.
Newton Kauva the new member for MAKIS in Buin was appointed the minister for Peace, Reconciliation and Weapons Disposal.
Nicholas Darku the new member for North Nasioi in Central Bougainville was appointed the minister for Primary Industry and Marine Resources.
The Central Excombatants representative, DAVID SISITO was appointed the minister for Veterans affairs.
The new member for IORO, which covers the Panguna area, MICHAEL ONI was appointed the minister for Natural Resources.
Member for Tinputz Taunita took the Works, Transport and Communications.
Joseph Nopei the member for TEUA became the minister for Local Level Government and Traditional Authority.
The former Regional member for Bougainville, LEO HANNET was appointed the Minister for public service, Law and Justice which covers both CIS and Police.
The Vice President PATRICK NISIRA takes on the Health Ministry.
The member for MAHARI, JOHN TABINAMAN became the minister for Education.
The member for Rao and former communications minister in the PNG Government, JOSEPH EGILIO became the minister for Culture and Tourism
And one woman member was also appointed a minister.
ROSE PIHEI the women member for South Bougainville was appointed the minister for Community, Women’s and Youth.
The President will look after Inter Government Affairs and Autonomy Implementation.
The President however did not announce the fourteenth member.
The ministers were sworn in this afternoon.
When asked he said he would announce the last minister at a later date.
On the inclusion of the former President JAMES TANIS in the Bougainville administration, MR. MOMIS said that it was up to the former President to approach them.
He said many companies have already enquired to engage him.
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