Bloggers, this must be a demotion for Eveli Ulukau, now being relegated to Minister for Provincial Development and Multi-Ethnic Affairs. Although it maybe seen as a strategic move by the illegal junta to try to win over the sympathy of the people by putting Ulukau there, SV believes it will not go down too well with Eveli Ulukau. Imagine with the Pacific Islands Forum Special Meeting in PNG in several weeks, Eveli Ulukau at least had some familiarity with the Stakeholders, now it will be interesting who will be approached by Vore to take up the job. Desperate Bole may be lined for the position, as he has experience in diplomacy or Santa Claus Vunibobo may be vying for the position, and what a time to lobby Vore whilst he is in New York. Both Eveli’s who have been influential over Vore must be seething when they are seeing others like Slippery Sami and Pramesh Chand having more control. Imagine Vore now acting Foreign Affairs Minister plus Finance Minister and interim Prime Minister. This bastard reminds me of Idi Amin Dada, who had so many titles next to his name. Lord Denning once wrote when made Ambassador at Large, that he hopes he never fits into the definition of a Diplomat as being ‘an honest person sent abroad to lie on behalf of his country.’ Vore does not come within this definition because he is ‘a deceitful man, who goes aboard and lies on behalf of the country he usurped.’ Have a nice weekend and let’s hope the weekend brings good news.
24 September 2008Update: 12:39PM
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has now been appointed the new interim Minister for Provincial Development and Multi-Ethnic Affairs. Ratu Epeli earlier looked after the ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Co-operation and Civil Aviation.
Ratu Epeli takes over the responsibilities from interim Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, who held the portfolio of Minister for Provincial Development and Multi-Ethnic Affairs in addition to his other portfolios.
Commodore Bainimarama, before leaving for New York yesterday, said Ratu Epeli will take up his new role from October 5, 2008 upon returning from the Heads of ACP States Meeting in Accra, Ghana.
“I have decided to give him this new responsibility given his extensive knowledge and hands-on experience on the workings of the Civil Service, Governments role in rural development and the sources of assistances available to facilitate such development,” he said. “He also has excellent public relations appeal, which is very much needed in outreaching and inter-facing with rural people.”
Commodore Bainimarama added the Ministry for Provincial Development and Multi-Ethnic Affairs, in addition to its existing role will have broader responsibilities to oversee the development of infrastructure, particularly in rural areas and outer islands. The responsibilities the ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Co-operation and Civil Aviation will be handled by the interim PM in the meantime, until a new Minister is appointed