Tanangada sworn in as new Minister for Women, Youth, Children Affairs

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MEMBER of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency Honourable Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada has been sworn in as the new Minister for Women, Youth and Children Affairs.

Mrs Tanangada was sworn in at the Government House by the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui yesterday afternoon.

The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister other Cabinet ministers, senior backbenchers and senior government officials.

Minister Tanangada replaces former Member of Parliament for Temotu Vatud Freda Tuki, who lost her seat as a result of an election petition recently.

The new minister for women, youth and children affairs has acknowledged the challenging task ahead but vows to do her utmost best.

Tanangada is a graduate from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and a teacher by profession.

She was elected to Parliament after contesting the Gizo/Kolombangara constituency by-election in May this year.

Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada sworn in at 2pm yesterday before the Governor-General at Government House as
the Minister for the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs.
New Minister for Women, Youth and Children Affairs Hon Lanelle Tanangada signing her oath of allegiance before the Governor General and witnessed by PM Hou, DPM Sogavare and Caucus chair Hon Fiulaua.
PM Hou congratulating his new cabinet minister Hon Lanelle at the Government House this afternoon.


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