Rosy Akbar is now Minister for Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation while Premila Kumar is new Education Minister
AG & PM also get additional portfolios

Rosy Akbar is now Minister for Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation while Premila Kumar is new Education Minister

AG & PM also get additional portfolios

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 22/08/2021
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama , Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khayum, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar and Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Premila Kumar.

Rosy Akbar is back to being the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation following the resignation of Mereseini Vuniwaqa.

Akbar previously held the portfolio from 2014 to 2016.

Premila Kumar is the new Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts.

She will also continue to serve as the Minister for Local Government.

It has also been announced by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama that Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will add the Ministry of Housing and Community Development to his existing portfolios.

The Prime Minister will add the Ministry of Forestry to his existing portfolios.

The Department of Town and Country Planning, previously under the Ministry of Local Government has been moved to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport.

Bainimarama says the cabinet reshuffle will strengthen the government's commitment to improve the reach and accessibility of government services and deliver on its suite of people-centric policies under the 2021-2022 National Budget.

The reshuffle is effective from Tuesday.


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