Papua New Guinea

New Cabinet announced


After a week of secrecy and minor announcements, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill finally named his full Cabinet line-up last night. The Cabinet, or National Executive Council, has three more ministries than before with one woman minister and a number of ministers who are new to parliament as well as government. A number of ministers have retained their posts.

The full list of Cabinet members as published in The National is as follows:

Peter O’Neill Prime Minister
Leo Dion Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Inter-Government Relations
Don Polye Minister for Treasury
Ben Micah Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investment
Patrick Pruaitch Minister for Forest and Climate Change
Ano Pala Minister for Transport
Tommy Tomscoll Minister for Agriculture and Livestock
Rimbink Pato Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration
Sir Puka Temu Minister for Public Service
Loujaya Toni Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development
John Pundari Minister for Environment and Conservation
David Arore Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
Kerenga Kua Minister for Justice and Attorney General
Fabian Pok Minister for Defence
Paru Aihi Minister for Education
James Marape Minister for Finance
William Duma Minister for Petroleum and Energy
Paul Isikiel Minister for Housing and Urban Development
Boka Kondra Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture
Richard Maru Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry
Justin Tkatchenko Minister for Sports and Pacific Games
Mark Maipakai Minister for Labor and Industrial Relations
Michael Malabag Minister for Health and HIV-AIDS
Nixon Duban Minister for Police
Mao Zeming Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources
Jim Simatab Minister for Correctional Services
Jimmy Miringtoro Minister for Communication and Information Technology
Byron Chan Minister for Mining
Francis Awesa Minister for Works and Implementation
Steven Kama Minister for Autonomous Regions
Benny Allan Minister for Lands and Physical Planning
Charles Abel Minister for National Planning
Davies Steven Minister for Civil Aviation
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