Governor General (GG) Sir Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui has taken his Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of office before Chief Justice Sir Albert Rocky Palmer.
Sir Kabui was re-elected by the national parliament on 6th May to become the second GG after late Sir Baddley Devesi to hold the post for two consecutive terms.
The swearing of Sir Kabui marks the start of his next five years as head of state representing Her Majesty the Queen.
The swearing in of Sir Kabui was made pursuant to Section 29 of the Country’s Constitution which states,
“29-(1) A person appointed to the office of the Governor General or assuming the functions of that office under the preceding section shall before entering upon the duties of that office take and subscribe the oath of allegiance and oath of office as prescribed in Schedule 1 to this Constitution, such oaths being administered by the Chief Justice or such other judge of the High Court or the Court of Appeal as may be designated by the chief justice.”
Before the taking his Oath, Attorney General Billy Titiulu read out the Royal Commission of the Appointment signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
BY DANIEL NAMOSUAIA