He also praised the National Executive Council for making the right choice by appointing Liliura to this very important position.
“I’d like to commend the Minister responsible for the ministry for having the confidence in Mr Liliura and appointing him to this senior position within the department,” he said.
Maneke said Small and Medium Enterprises in the country need a leader who will lead them and support them in investing in their small businesses and the appointment of Mr Liliura is a step in the right direction.
“On behalf of my people in Talasea and the province as a whole, I would like to commend the new secretary and committee in supporting him in his tenure as the secretary.”
Maneke further reiterated that since WNB is an agricultural province, Mr Liliura will be able to help and support the province move its agricultural projects and others as well.
He said with his district’s 5-year development plan to be launch in a couple of weeks’ time, Liliura’s appointment will be a bonus the district as most of the plans are factored into the Trade, Commerce and Industry programs.
Liliura has been confirmed as Secretary for four years by the Public Service Minister Elias Kapavore last week.
The Waigani National Court has also dismissed interim orders restraining Liliura from occupying the office.
(Francis Gaia Maneke, left, with Secretary Andrew Liliura)