by Michael Russell Asagoni, NBC News
The full Cabinet of the O’Neill-Namah Government has finally been announced. Ministers and their respective portfolios have been gazetted, and are as follows:
1. Ialibu and Pangia MP, Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister.
2. Belden Namah, is his deputy while also holding the Forest and Climate Change Ministry.
3. Key economic portfolios, including Treasury and Finance remains with Don Polye,
4. Sam Basil takes up National Planning while
5. Sir Mekere Moratau remains State Enterprise Minister.
6. William Duma retains the Petroleum and Energy Ministry, while
7. Lae’s Bart Philemon is Public Service Minister and Justice Minister and
8. Attorney General is Dr Allen Marat. New to the job are
9. Ken Fearweather Housing,
10. David Arore Higher Education,
11. Guma Wau Defense,
12. Andrew Mald Community Development,
13. Theo Zurenuoc Education,
14. Thomson Harokaqeh Environment,
15. Benjamin Philip Tourism and Sali Subam Sports Minister. Old hands include
16. Sir Puka Temu as Agriculture Minister,
17. Ano Pala as Foreign Affairs and Immigration and
18. Charles Abel Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry.
19. Industrial Relations goes to Martin Aini,
20. Health to Jamie Maxtone Graham,
21. Internal Security remains with John Boito,
22. Job Pomat takes up Fisheries,
23. Sai Beseo is Correctional Service Minister,
24. Jim Miringtoro Communication and
25. Mark Maipakai is Minister for Inter-Government relations.
26. Francis Awesa is Transport Minister,
27. Byron Chan, Works,
28. Moses Maladina Implementation and Rural Development,
29. Steven Pirika Bougainville Affairs,
30. Lucas Dekena holds Lands and
31. Puri Ruing is Civil Aviation Minister.
32. Minister Assisting Prime Minister on constitutional matters is Waka Goi.