PM James Marape has named 5 new ministers to take up vacant portfolios in his new cabinet announced over the weekend after the departure of several government ministers from government to opposition.
The new-look cabinet includes a slight reshuffle in ministries for his loyal ministers as well as MP’s that defected and returned to government ranks, given portfolios including Sam Basil, John Pundari, Wesley Nukundj and Tomati Kapili.
Prime Minister Hon. James Marape said the ministerial line-up he announced reflects the Government’s vision of taking back the country.
“My ministerial line-up is part of reconstructing our country,” Prime Minister Marape said.
“This line-up combines youth, dynamism, vigor, energy and experience in taking back our country from the wrong path of corruption and complacency we have been travelling on for so long, especially over the last 10 years.”
Prime Minister Marape said to turn around Papua New Guinea was not a task that could be achieved in 18 months.
“However, we have started well, embarking on reforms in the resource sector, public service sector and law-and-justice sector,” he said.
1. Hon James Marape MP – Prime Minister & Minister for Bougainville Affairs
2. Hon Sam Basil MP – Minister for Commerce & Deputy PM
3. Hon Ian Ling Stuckey MP – Treasurer
4. Hon Sir John Pundari MP – Minister for Finance & Rural Development
5. Hon William Duma MP – Minister for SOE
6. Hon Soroi EOE MP – Minister for Foreign Affairs
7. Hon Joe Sungi MP – Minister for Public Service
8. Hon Walter Schnaubelt MP – Minister for Forest
9. Hon Johnson Tuke MP – Minister for Mining
10. Hon Michael Nali MP – Minister Works
11. Hon Jimmy Uguro MP – Minister for Education
12. Hon Westly Raminai MP – Minister Higher Education (DHERST)
13. Hon Jelta Wong MP – Minister for Health
14. Hon Westly Nukundj MP – Minister for Immigration
15. Hon Tomait Kapili MP – Minister for Labour & Employment
16. Hon John Simon MP – Minister Agriculture
17. Hon Henry Leonard Isi MP – Minister for Tourism
18. Hon Seki Agisa MP – Minister for Civil Aviation
19. Hon Wera Mori MP – Minister for Environment & Conservation
20. Hon William Onguglo MP – Minister for Police
21. Hon Bryan Kramer MP – Minister for Justice
22. Hon Win Bakri DAKI MP – Minister for CS
23. Hon Wake Goi MP – Minister for Community Development.
24. Hon Lino Tom MP- Minister Fisheries
25. Hon Timothy Masiu MP – Minister for ICT
26. Hon Pila Niningi MP – Minister Provincial Affairs
27. Hon Justin Tkatchenko MP – Minister for Housing
28. Hon Solan Mirisim MP – Minister Defence
29. Hon William Samb MP – Minister for Transport
30. Hon John Rosso MP – Minister for Lands
31. Hon Kerenge Kua MP – Minister for Petroleum
32. Hon Saki Soloma MP – Minister for Energy & Rural Infrastructure.
33. Hon Rainbo Paita MP – Minister for National Planning