Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

New Cabinet lineup: Seated, from left: Wilbur Heine (Education), Amenta Matthew (Internal Affairs), Speaker Kenneth Kedi, President Dr. Hilda Heine, Mattlan Zackhras (Minister in Assistance), Kalani Kaneko (Health). Standing, from left: Alfred Alfred, Jr. (R&D), Brenson Wase (Finance), Thomas Heine (Justice), John Silk (Foreign Affairs), and Tony Muller (Public Works). Not pictured: Mike Halferty (T&C). Photo: Denise deBrum Reiher.
New Cabinet lineup: Seated, from left: Wilbur Heine (Education), Amenta Matthew (Internal Affairs), Speaker Kenneth Kedi, President Dr. Hilda Heine, Mattlan Zackhras (Minister in Assistance), Kalani Kaneko (Health). Standing, from left: Alfred Alfred, Jr. (R&D), Brenson Wase (Finance), Thomas Heine (Justice), John Silk (Foreign Affairs), and Tony Muller (Public Works). Not pictured: Mike Halferty (T&C). Photo: Denise deBrum Reiher.

The new members of the President Hilda Heine’s Cabinet took the oath of office Monday during a swearing-in ceremony administered by District Court Presiding Judge Milton Zackios at the International Conference Center. The ceremony took place following President Heine’s submission of nominations to Speaker Kenneth Kedi for appointment as Ministers of the Cabinet, pursuant to Article V, Section 4(1) of the Constitution.

During the ceremony, President Heine announced the allocation of ministerial portfolios as follows:

• Mattlan Zackhras, Minister-in-Assistance to the President

• John Silk, Minister of Foreign Affairs

• Brenson S. Wase, Minister of Finance

• Wilbur Heine, Minister of Education

• Kalani Kaneko, Minister of Health

• Thomas Heine, Minister of Justice

• Amenta Matthew, Minister of Internal Affairs

• Tony Muller, Minister of Public Works

• Alfred Alfred, Jr., Minister of Resources & Development

• Mike Halferty, Minister of Transportation & Communication

Halftery was the only minister not sworn in because he was off-island earlier this week.

Kwajalein Senator David Paul declined a Cabinet posting when offered a position by President Hilda Heine this past week. “It’s not an easy decision to decline a Cabinet appointment,” said Paul. “I declined respectfully.

“The reason I ran (for Nitijela) was to get things going at Kwajalein, to improve Ebeye,” he added.

Read more about this in the February 5, 2016 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.

2 Responses to "Heine’s Cabinet sworn in"

  1. Kabua Kabua  February 4, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Bamle wot men rane Ilo Cabinet ne. Lukkun unin kar jeleke eo ne ke? How embarrassing.

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  2. Jerbal ippen droon  February 6, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Ejab aikuj jako manit eo ad emoj an Anij kojerammon koj kake. Manit eo ej tokjen bible ilo Epesos 5:23: Leo ej boran lio einwot kraist ej boran Eklesia eo. Jinion kora eo ad komman plan nana ñan emaan eo ilo bwebwenato moktata ilo Bible. Ejjelok oktak jen kora eo li ju Salt ad erom dreka konaan lemnak e men ko (gold im menin jerammon ko an. ) Emaan ro rej head ejab kora. Eman ñe koban cabinets eo ej aikuj jen kajojo aelon in majol bwe jen koba ippen dron. Armij in majol kaalot armij eo ejimwe im tiljek, mool. Anij kojermmon majol islands.

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