Group protests against plan to expand Vanuatu Cabinet

A group of people in Port Vila held a quick protest in front of the gate of Vanuatu Parliament House this morning.

They demanded the Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and Members of Parliament to withdraw the decision to increase the number of ministries in the current Government.

The protest started early this morning to get the attention of the Government as well as Members of Parliament.

The group of people held banners saying 'Your decisions today will be my future destiny'

They said the government must make decisions in the national interest, not the interest of government backbenchers.

The Speaker of Parliament, Esmon Saimon, ordered the special sitting today on advice of Prime Minister Salwai to increase the number of government ministries from 13 to 17.

According to the copy of the notice, Prime Minister Salwai said "the rationale behind this amendment is due to the fact that some ministers today have been assigned too many portfolios thus affecting the efficient and effective running of the ministries concern.

Photo supplied Caption: Group of people with banners outside Vanuatu Parliament


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