Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Johnnyboy Designated Acting T&C Secretary

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): December 5, 1997 - President Jacob Nena, on November 28, 1997, designated Jolden Johnnyboy as Acting Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications, effective December 1st, until the return of Secretary Weilbacher.

Weilbacher was attending a Joint Congressional Committees of Resources and Development and Transportation and Communications which held public hearings in the State of Chuuk during the week of December 1st.

The hearings were to focus on proposed tourism development plan, the draft foreign investment regulations, and the progress being made by the states toward reforming their foreign investment regulations, President Nena said in a November 28th letter, addressed to Chuuk Governor Ansito Walter, Senate President Detor Santos and House Speaker Masachiro Christlib.

Undoubtedly, tourism involves air, land and sea transportation, and land and ocean resources, and people both tourists and indigenous all interacting with each other for mutual benefit for all concerned.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
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P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
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