Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare is taking a two week break from national duties, effective 29th December.
Prime Minister Sogavare will resume duty on the 12th January of 2023.
The Prime Minister left for his home village in Kumanibai in East Choiseul, Choiseul Province yesterday.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare
Prior to his departure, PM Sogavare had engaged in two important occasions namely the dedication of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Sukiki, East Guadalcanal and paying final respect to the country’s ambassador to the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC) the late John Moffat Fugui.
It is customary of Prime Ministers to take a break from national duty but not for the usual 28 days as applied to public servants.
Given the importance of ensuring leadership continuity, PMs often take shorter breaks and PM Sogavare is no different.
During his absence the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga will be the supervising Prime Minister.
Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat