Prime Minister Charlot Salwai took the opportunity during the swearing-in of new State Minister for Youth and Sports yesterday to appoint two new Parliamentary Secretaries.

They are; Graon and Jastis Pati MP for Malekula John Sala, appointed as new Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Government Revenue in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.

The Prime Minister also appointed Epi UMP member of parliament, Seule Semion, as Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Youth and Sports with the specific tasks to ensure that all preparations for the 2017 South Pacific Mini Games are completed satisfactorily on time for the event in 2017.

To both newly appointed Parliamentary Secretaries, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of ensuring that all development policies contained in the present Government 100 Day Plan must be fully realized and accomplished within the given time frame, and not only this but most importantly Salwai said, to the satisfaction of the population of Vanuatu.

The prime minister also reiterated the Government of the day wishes to ensure that the satisfactory outcome in economic and social initiatives expected by the people of Vanuatu must be achieved in satisfactory manner and to the expectation of the population of Vanuatu.

The Prime Minister touched on the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) which he said much is yet to be done to maximize benefits for Vanuatu from these organizations and so the Government cannot rest until the people and the nation of Vanuatu are satisfied with the expected benefits.

He emphasized the importance and the urgency of the revenue which he said every avenue must be explored in order to tap on untapped revenue sources.

He added that political stability is a must which is why the government of the day is determined to see that as and where possible, constitutional changes must be made in order to ensure political stability in the nation which will in turn guarantee economic and social advancement for the people of Vanuatu and their livelihood.

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