Guadalcanal provincial government swears in new minister

THE Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) yesterday swore in Hon Andrew Rayboy Member of Provincial Assembly for Paripao Ward as the new Provincial Minister for Works.

Mr Rayboy previously held the post of Deputy Speaker to the Assembly, but resigned to take up his new role as Minister for Works.

He is not new to holding portfolios as he has held ministerial portfolios in previous governments and member of previous House of Assemblies.

His appointment came about in replacement of former Minister for Works Late Hon John Irovia – MPA for Longu Ward – who passed away two weeks ago.

Speaking during the swearing in ceremony, Premier Anthony Veke thanked Rayboy for his willingness to take up the new responsibility and acknowledged his contributions to the province in his previous capacity as Deputy Speaker to the Assembly.

“Your swearing in today is us the executive having trust in you. We have responsibilities to serve our people and province, one man alone cannot fulfill these responsibilities. Together as a team we can drive our responsibilities and to archive our goals,” Mr Veke reminded Rayboy and the attendees.

Rayboy thanked the Premier and his executive for having the trust and confidence in him to serve his people of Paripao Ward and Guadalcanal as a whole as a member of the GPG- Executive.

Speaker of the Assembly Mr Abel Arabola also thanked Rayboy for his time and service to the Assembly as Deputy Speaker.

The ceremony was held at the GP-Provincial Assembly Chamber witnessed by all current GPG executive members, backbenchers and staff at GP-Headquarter, RitaEleven Building.

It was facilitated by the Office of the Speaker and Clerk together with the Provincial Secretary and witnessed by Legal Counsel Donald Marahare as Commissioner of Oath to the ceremony.


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