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Solomon Islands: Minister Oti Takes Up DPM Post

By Deli Oso
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister

Solomon Islands: Minister Oti Takes Up DPM Post

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced the appointment of his new Deputy Prime Minister. He is the MP for Temotu/Nende and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and External Trade, Mr Patterson Oti.

Prime Minister Sogavare announced the appointment at a reception the government hosted for the business houses in Honiara yesterday afternoon.

The Deputy Prime Minister post was vacated last month when the former holder, the MP for Baegu /Asifola, Mr Toswell Kaua defected to the Opposition bench.

Mr Sogavare said Mr Oti's appointment to the second top political post showed the trust and confidence he had in the Temotu/Nende MP and his leadership skill.


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