Pentecost MP Appointed As Vanuatu Public Utilities Head

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Tony Nari replaces recently deceased Harry Iauko

By Godwin Ligo

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (Vanuatu Daily Post, Jan. 3, 2013) –Member of Parliament for Pentecost Tony Nari is now the new Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utilities.

Minister Nari from Iauko Group is one of the youngest politicians and an MP who maintained his political affiliation with Iauko Group after the split of the Vanuaaku Party on Tongoa in 2011.

The new Infrastructure Minister Nari has always been a strong supporter of the late Iauko and won one of the parliamentary seats in Pentecost constituency on October 30 general elections.

His appointment by Prime Minister, Sato Kilman, took place yesterday afternoon at around 2pm at the Prime Minister’s Office. He resumed duty as state minister immediately after his appointment.

He is replacing the late Harry Iauko who passed away on Santo before Christmas of 2012.

The new State minister comes from Labultamata village on North Pentecost and one of the sons of the notable late Chief Silas Nari who was held as one of the highest ranking Chiefs in North Pentecost.

Daily Post understands political supporters, state ministers and senior government officials were present during the swearing in of Nari to the position yesterday afternoon.

Nari told Daily Post after his swearing in that he will continue to uphold the vision and the political principles and belief for the development of the nation that were founded and set by the political bloc’s found, late Harry Iauko.

He assured all party supporters that he will continue to walk in the footsteps of the later party leader.

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