Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has announced his cabinet line-up.
PM Marape has put together a 33-member cabinet, with the Minister of Bougainville Affairs yet to be named.
Among the key appointments are Justin Tkatchenko who becomes PNG’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs. Ian Ling Stuckey as Minister for Treasury, Dr Lino Tom as Minister for Health, William Duma as Minister for State Enterprises, Raibo Paita as Minister for Finance & Implementation and Pila Niningi as Minister for Justice and Attorney General.
No woman MP has been allocated a cabinet position.
The following ministers were sworn in by Governor General Sir Bob Dadae Tuesday.
1. James Marape – Prime Minister & Minister for Planning
2. John Rosso – Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Lands Physical Planning & Urbanisation
3. William Duma- Minister for State Enterprises
4. Ian Ling Stuckey- Minister for Treasury
5. Soroi Eoe – Minister for Provincial & Local Level Government Affairs
6. Rainbo Paita – Minister for Finance & Implementation
7. Richard Maru- Minister for International Trade & Investment
8. Justin Tkatchenko – Minister for Foreign Affairs
9. Don Polye- Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology & Sports
10. Solan Mirisim- Minister for Works & Highway
11. Pila Niningi- Minister for Justice & Attorney-General
12. Walter Schnaubelt- Minister for Transport & Civil Aviation
13. Kerenga Kua- Minister for Petroleum & Energy
14. Jimmy Uguro- Minister for Education
15. Joe Sungi- Minister for Public Service
16. Salio Waipo- Minister for Forest
17. Henry Amuli- Minister for Commerce & Industry
18. Peter Tsiamalili Jnr- Minister for Internal Security (Police and CIS merged)
19. Dr. Lino Tom- Minister for Health
20. Kobby Bomoreo- Minister for Housing
21. Jason Peter- Minister for Community Development, Religion & Youth
22. Timothy Masiu- Minister for Information & Communication Technology
23. Jelta Wong- Minister for Fisheries & Marine Resource
24. Win Daki – Minister for Defence
25. Esi Henry Leonard- Minister for Tourism, Art & Culture
26. Aiye Tambua- Minister for Agriculture
27. Sekie Agisa- Minister for Livestock
28. Francis Maneke- Minister for Oil Palm
29. Joe Kuli- Minister for Coffee
30. Bryan Kramer-Minister for Labour & Immigration
31. Ano Pala- Minister for Mining
32. Simon Kilepa – Minister for Environment, Conservation & Climate Change
33. Minister for Bougainville Affairs – No MP has been allocated this ministry yet but will be announced later.