PM SOGAVARE TO APPOINT TWO REMAINING MINISTERS MONDAY 22-12-14
Prime Minister Manasseh Damukana Sogavare will appoint the two final Cabinet Ministers of his Democratic Coalition for Change Government tomorrow.
The announcement was made to refute media reports claiming that Cabinet will have to take a vote on who will be appointed as Minister for Finance and Treasury and that of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services.
In a media statement today Prime Minister Sogavare says he will advise His Excellency the Governor-General by tomorrow on who to appoint for the two ministerial portfolios, which was still vacant.
Mr. Sogavare says he has made his decision on these two appointments after consulting all members of the coalition government and their political parties – the same process he followed in appointing the rest of the DCC Cabinet Ministers last week.
He adds the process of consultation was necessary for the purpose of considering their views to assist him with making informed decisions.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said Cabinet would be undermining the authority of the Prime Minister to appoint Cabinet Ministers should it take a vote on who should be the Minister for Finance and Treasury as claimed by media reports.
He said Cabinet has no collective authority to make decisions on Ministerial appointments and the media should understand this to avoid misleading the public.