In a statement, Guadalcanal Provincial speaker Abel Arambola said the appointments were effective as of Monday 25.
The deputy premier’s post was taken up by Michael Papari, who is also Minister for Mines and Energy.
The former premier Anthony Veke took up the post as the Minister for Finance and Foreign Relations.
The Ministry of Lands, Culture and Tourism was looked after by John Batista Nano.
Silas Chekana took up the post for the Ministry of Development and Planning while Melchior Topuhu remained the Minister for Education and Social Services.
The statement added that John Irovia became the Minister for Works and Communication while Francis Koesaia looks after the Ministry of Provincial Affairs.
Joseph Tuasuli is tasked with the Ministry of Environment and Conservation while the Ministry of Women, Youth and Sports was looked after by Justin Pascal after the former minister Iileen Sulukonina resigned from the post.
Mr Arambola said Mrs Sulukonina resigned prior to Mr Veke’s resignation on February 19.
The new ministers were sworn in and are expected to carry out their duties starting from yesterday.
In his victory speech last Friday, Mr Panga said he will continue on with the policy framework and plans of action of the Veke government, which he was part of.
He said his executive will make changes only if absolutely necessary to ensure continuity and effectiveness in the province’s development efforts and service delivery.
Mr Veke resigned over allegations of abuse of public funds, which he denied.
By Jennifer Kakai
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