Sayed-Khaiyum resumes role as Attorney-General

Update: 10:13AM A LAST minute change in Cabinet before the swearing in of the new Parliament sees Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum resuming his role as the Attorney-General.

A government statement issued this morning stated Mr Sayed Khaiyum sheds the role of Minister for Industry and Trade and Minister for Tourism, which will be taken up by Faiyaz Koya who was appointed as the Attorney-General after election.

The switches in the portfolio will see Mr Sayed-Khaiyum taking up the AG and Minister for Finance portfolio.

Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama said in the statement that the change had been made because of the heavy workload of Mr Sayed-Khaiyum’s other portfolio of Minister for Finance.

“There are two of the most important ministries in Government, they need specialist attention and a full-time minister,” he said.

“Faiyaz Koya will take charge of the Governments vital export effort – a key objective of the current Parliament term and also has a solid background in tourism as a former board member of Tourism Fiji and the Fiji Hotel Licensing Board.”

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