22 Feb 2012

Fiji's interim government gets two additional ministers

5:10 pm on 22 February 2012

Fiji's President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has sworn in two additional interim ministers.

Commander Viliame Naupoto, a top official in the Fisheries Ministry, takes over the Youth and Sports portfolio.

The interim government says the creation of a separate Ministry for Youth and Sports with its own cabinet minister is necessary in light of Fiji's growing youth population in the urban, rural and outer island areas.

Jone Usumate is the new Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment.

He was the director for technical and vocational education at the Fiji National University