6 Dec 2007

Solomon Islands government has filled all vacant ministerial portfolios

10:27 am on 6 December 2007

The Solomon Islands government has filled all vacant ministerial portfolios by appointing three government backbenchers.

The SIBC says the three are, Bernard Ghiro, Nelson Ne'e and Charles Dausabea.

Mr Ghiro is the Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace whilst Mr Ne'e and Mr Dausabea are the Ministers for Public Service and Home Affairs respectively.

The trio were sworn into their new jobs yesterday by the Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena.

The three ministries were left vacant upon the mass defection of government MPs last month.

Meanwhile, the Press Secretary to the Prime Minister says the Government rules with a 25 majority support following the return of three of its defector ministers and the crossover of three Opposition MPs.