BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
WESTERN Province Premier David Gina has announced a reshuffle in his executive.
The reshuffle was carried out before Full Assembly on Tuesday this week.
Mr Gina explains the reshuffle as a measure to avoid personal conflict of interest with the proposed reform policy statement undertaken by his government, especially in the revenue sector to effectively regulate the revenue collection and improve sustainability.
“For this reason the Hon Billy Veo MPA for Ward 25, Noro will now be mandated with the important task of driving this provincial government’s priority sector as the new Minister for Finance and Treasury.”
Other Portfolio changes include; Minister for Lands is the Deputy Premier Christian Mesepitu MPA for Ward 7 Vonunu, who will be re-shuffled with Hon Billy Veo, while Hon Jennings Movobule MPA for Ward 9 Dovele is the new Minister for Planning.
Gina explained that these new portfolio allocations will provide guidance and direction to the Western provincial government’s quest to deliver quality services to the people over the next four years.
“This decision represents the confidence I have in each of these Ministers to carry out their mandated responsibilities without fear or favour and they all have the full support under the Reform Policy Statement of the Western Provincial Government with the theme Progressing Together in Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity,” he added.