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Permanent Secretary Dr Christian Ramofafia when he addressed staff recently. Picture MFMR Media
Permanent Secretary Dr Christian Ramofafia when he addressed staff recently. Picture MFMR Media

Dr Christian Ramofafia has been re-appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. His appointment was formalised last week when he was sworn in at the government House.

In a message to staff which he had circulated following his appointment, he said he appreciated all the congratulatory messages and assured staff of his commitment to progress the work of the Ministry of Fisheries.

“I look forward to working with all of you to build on the work we have built to date in the management and development of the fishery sector and our in-house corporate governance,” he said.

He also thanked the management team for their support to Under Secretary Corporate Service Mr Patteson Lusi during his brief stint in role as acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries.

“I appreciate further our Management Team for supporting USC in his role as acting Permanent Secretary for leading your respective Divisions. To all staff, thank you for your commitment in carrying out the implementation of our annual work programme in the absence of a substantive PS.  I acknowledged all efforts on your part to progress our work. Let's continue to work together to serve our people," Dr Christian said.

He also used the opportunity to thank MSSIF and PROP for their steadfast support to MFMR.

"Thank you Anna and Samantha and Teams. I look forward to progress the work of the Ministry under our respective partnerships until the end of your programmes," he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Christain said he intends to work with the Management Team in the next two 2 weeks to put in place what he sees as priorities for for the Ministry until the end of year.

 "Will come back to you on this and I look forward to working with you all to bring to fruition the vision and mission of MFMR," he added.