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Lieutenant-Colonel Inia Batitoko Seruiratu was today sworn in as the new Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forest at the Government House.
He replaces Joketani Cokanasiga.
The former permanent secretary for Provincial Development and National Disaster Management was sworn in by the President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau in the presence of Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
Lt-Col Seruiratu said the State has the expertise and the funds but needs the willingness of the people and their contribution to make the sector grow.
He said Fiji had an abundance of resources in agriculture and fisheries.
The large ministry has two permanent secretaries but the minister, a former Commissioner Northern, is ready to take up the challenge.
“The important thing is to look at our strengths and weaknesses and what are the opportunities there and ensure that we are effective, efficient and we are relevant and current in the way we do things and most importantly the alignment to the 11 pillars of the People’s Charter,” Lt-Col Seruiratu said.
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