Fiji PM Rabuka announces cabinet reshuffle

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Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has announced a strategic reassignment of ministerial portfolios.

The reshuffle is intended to enhance governance, improve policy coordination, and further improve service delivery to the people of Fiji,

The following ministerial reassignments will become effective Tuesday 17th October 2023:

1.Siromi Turaga is reassigned to the ministerial portfolio of Lands and Mineral Resources;

Siromi Turaga

2. Filimoni Vosarogo is reassigned to the ministerial portfolio of the Attorney General & Minister for Justice;

Filimoni Vosarogo

3.  Ifereimi Vasu is reassigned to the ministerial portfolio of Education; and

Ifereimi Vasu

4. Aseri Radrodro is reassigned to the ministerial portfolio of Minister for iTaukei Affairs.

Aseri Radrodro

These strategic changes reflect the government’s dedication to fulfilling its responsibilities to the people of Fiji and ensuring that the nation continues on the path to progress and development.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has appointed Minister for Public Works, Transport, and Meteorological Services, Ro Filipe Tuisawau as the Leader of Government Business in Parliament.

Ro Filipe Tuisawau

The Prime Minister has also informed  Speaker of Parliament, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu of his decision to nominate Ro Filipe Tuisawau as Leader of Government in Parliament, under Standing Order 3 of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

Tuisawau’s selection for this role is driven by his extensive experience as a Parliamentarian and particularly given his tenure as the Opposition Whip from 2020 to 2022.

This appointment follows a strategic decision to ensure efficient and effective governance as part of a broader strategy to enhance the leadership and policy coordination within government, in particular, the coordination of Government business in Parliament.

In his new position, Tuisawau will be responsible for guiding the government’s legislative agenda, fostering cooperation among government members, and ensuring the smooth functioning of parliamentary affairs.

Government is confident Tuisawau’s ability to excel in this crucial position, and his appointment reinforces the commitment to ensuring the smooth functioning of parliamentary proceedings and the effective representation of government’s interest in the legislature.

Tuisawau replaces the outgoing Leader of Government Business, the Minister for Women, Children and Social Protection, Lynda Tabuya, who has contributed significantly to the government’s operations during her tenure.

Prime Minister Rabuka expressed his appreciation for her dedicated service and commitment to the nation.

The Prime Minister is confident that with Hon. Tuisawau leading government business, government will continue to progress in achieving its development goals and addressing the urgent needs of its citizens.

As part of his new role,Tuisawau will become the second Government member of the Parliamentary Business Committee, as well as the Standing Orders Select Committee of Parliament.

The role of Leader of Government Business in Parliament holds a pivotal place in the coordination of government activities and legislative priorities.

SOURCE: FIJI GOVT/PACNEWS