Marau appointed PM Press Secretary

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DOUGLAS Marau has been appointed Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Hon Rick Hou.

This was confirmed to Island Sun by Mr Marau himself when queried yesterday.

Marau was one of the few appointees alongside the Prime Minister’s new Chief Of Staff who is likely to be the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) President, John Usuramo.

Marau, 31, is a Journalist by profession with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at the Divine Word University and also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs.

Marau’s role is nothing new having being the former Press Secretary to former Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and just recently as Press Secretary to former Opposition Leader Jeremiah Manele.

Marau is also DAP’s Public Relations Chairman.

Prior to his political engagements, he was a senior Journalist of Solomon Star.

It is understood his appointment is based on qualification, experience and merit.

When contacted, Marau confirmed receiving his appointment letter on Wednesday this week.

“I would like to sincerely thank the Prime Minister for seeing it fit in appointing me as his Press Secretary,” he said.

Island Sun understands Political Appointee (PA) of the last Government have already been given their marching orders as the Prime Minister Rick Hou is looking at undergoing a major clean up.