20-member Cabinet announced
September 24, 2014 3:24 am
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will lead a 20-member cabinet in the newly-elected Fijian government.
Former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is now the Minister for Finance, Public Enterprise, Trade and Tourism while lawyer, Faiyaz Koya is the Attorney General and Minister for Justice.
Former Permanent Secretary for Justice Mereseini Vuniwaqa has been
appointed Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources.
The former CEO for Fiji Pine Trust, Osea Naiqamu is the new Minister for Fisheries and Forests.
Former Special Administrator of Ba and Lautoka, Praveen Kumar is the new Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment.
The former PS in the Prime Minister’s Office, Col. Pio Tikoduadua is the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
Former Labour Minister, Jone Usamate has been appointed Minister for Health and Medical Services.
Ratu Inoke Kubuabola has retained the portfolio of Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Inia Seruiratu has also retained the position of Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management.
Former Transport Minister, Timoci Natuva is the new Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence.
Former Commerce Commission chairman, Dr Mahendra Reddy is the new Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts.
And retired senior army officer, Jioji Konrote has been appointed Minister for Employment, productivity and Industrial Relations.
The new Minister for Youth and Sports is Laisenia Tuitubou.
Rosy Akbar is the new Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.
Paralympics gold medalist, Iliesa Delana is one of five Assistant Minister appointed.
Delana is the new Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports.
Veena Bhatnagar is the Assistant Minister for Health and
Joeli Cawaki has been appointed Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Rural development and disaster management.
Hotelier Lorna Eden is the Assistant Minister for Minister for Finance, Public Enterprise, Trade and Tourism and Vijay Nath is the Assistant Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts.