Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has today announced a minor cabinet reshuffle that will better position the National Government to take advantage of current and emerging development opportunities. United Resources Party leader William Duma has been appointed as Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investments. He takes over from Ben Micah who is now appointed as the Minister for Petroleum and Energy.
Ministerial changes announced by the Prime Minister are:
PM Peter O'Neill takes on responsibilities of Minister for Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Ben Micah-Minister for Petroleum and Energy;
William Duma-Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investments;
Nixon Duban, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure;
Justin Tkatchenko, Minister for Sports and Tourism;
Steven Kama, Minister Assisting Prime Minister on Constitutional Matters.
The Prime Minister said minor changes to Cabinet positions are important in order to maintain administrative flexibility as the global and national economy evolves, and ensure ministerial skills and capabilities are well targeted.