Ministerial reshuffle as Vanuatu deals with Covid-19 community transmission

Vanuatu’s Minister of Health Silas Bule has been transferred to the Ministry of Climate Change and has been replaced by Bruno Leingkone.

Prime Minister Bob Loughman announced the ministerial reshuffle a day after authorities confirmed that Covid-19 is now in the community in Port Vila.

The change in portfolios is effective immediately.

According to PM Loughman, the move is part of efforts to strengthen leadership in the Ministry of Health.

He said Minister Leingkone has experience with pandemics and natural disasters since 2020.


Photo Government Media  Caption: PM Bob Loughman announces the ministerial changes