Papua New Guinea

William Duma back in Cabinet as Transport Minister


Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has appointed William Duma as the new Minister of Transport in a minor reshuffle of the Cabinet. Duma was sacked in June as the Petroleum Minister for ‘causing instability in government’.

Malakai Tabar becomes the new Minister of Higher Education and Delilah Gore becomes Minister of Community Development.

Islands Business reports Prime Minister O’Neill as saying “I want to thank Minister Duma for his leadership and his support despite differences but he has remained a strong supporter of government and for that we are very thankful. I also would like to acknowledge that under the Alotau Accord, URP has always remained committed to the agreement that we have signed and under that agreement the URP is entitled to three ministries and this occasion fulfils that agreement.”

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