Solomon Islands has a new Governor General.
He is Reverend David Vunagi, former Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, and also becoming the first Governor General hailing from Isabel Province.
At the closure of nominations yesterday, the Office of the Clerk to Parliament has received only one candidate – Rev. David Vunagi – nominated by the Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Hon. John Dean Kuku.
Rev. David Vunagi who stood unopposed for the Governor General’s post will assume office on 7th July.
The announcement of the new Governor General designate was announced as unopposed and that the Most Reverend. David Vunagi has been appointed as the new Governor General elect in parliament this morning.
The Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. Mannasseh Sogavare made the speech to the throne and the election was also supported by sentiments from the Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale and Independent Leader, Hon. Fredrick Kologeto.