9 Nov 2007

Solomon Islands Finance Minister moved to another Ministry

10:45 am on 9 November 2007

The Solomon Islands Finance Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, has been moved to another ministry.

The reshuffle was announced by Prime Minister Mannaseh Sogavare yesterday

evening saying Mr Lilo will now hold the justice portfolio.

Mr Lilo takes Francis Zama's place and Mr Zama moves to Finance.

The reshuffle comes amidst the row in Solomon Airlines which resulted in the sudden sacking of the Financial Controller and grounding of all domestic flights yesterday.

Mr Sogavare says the reshuffle was a normal government process for improving the performance of ministries.