THE GOVERNMENT yesterday announced the appointment of Bradley Tovosia MP as the new Minister for Forests, replacing East Honiara MP, Douglas Ete who had decided to join the Opposition. Mr Tovosia was sworn in at a brief ceremony at Government House in Honiara yesterday morning.
A brief statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister said the appointment of Mr Tovosia MP has created a ministerial vacancy at the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening where the Minister had been working since his appointment last September.
Mr Tovosia had held the position until his appointment as the new Minister for Forestry yesterday.
In congratulating him, Prime Minister Danny Philip MP, has expressed confidence in the new Minister saying he believes Mr Tovosia would be more than up to the task.
The Prime Minister said Mr Tovosia is one of the hard working Ministers in the National Coalition for Reform and Advancement [NCRA] government.
â€œI am confident he will give the Ministry his best shot,â€ Prime Minister said.