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Swearing In Ceremony For 19 New Government Ministers On 05 August 2020

Guyana Updates |Ep 02| Swearing In Ceremony For 19 New Government Ministers On 05 August 2020, Aug 5, 2020, Source -


President Dr Irfaan Ali this afternoon appointed 19 ministers during a simple ceremony at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.

They are:

*** Hugh Todd – Minister of Foreign Affairs

*** Vickram Bharrat – Minister of Natural Resources

*** Nigel Deonarine Dharamlall – Minister Local Government

*** Anand Persaud – Minister within Ministry of Local Government

*** Joseph Linden Hamilton – Minister of Labour

*** Kwame Warren Eusi McCoy– Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister

*** Sonia Savitri Parag– Minister of Public Service

*** Juan Edghill – Minister of Public Infrastructure

*** Deodat Indar – Minister within Ministry of Public Infrastructure

*** Dr Vindhya Persaud – Minister of Social Protection

*** Colin Croal – Minister of Housing and Water

*** Susan Margaret Rodrigues– Minister within Ministry of Housing

*** Robeson Benn – Minister of Public Security

*** Dr Frank Anthony – Minister of Health

*** Priya Manickchand – Minister of Education

*** Charles Ramson Jr – Minister of Culture Youth and Sport

*** Zulfikar Mustapha – Minister of Agriculture

*** Pauline Sukhai – Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs

*** Oneidge Waldron – Minister of Tourism

In brief remarks, President Ali said these ministers will be held accountable, not only by the executive and the parliament, but by the people of Guyana. He said the team will be results-oriented and will be expected to work efficiently and transparently.

President Ali had previously appointed Anil Nandlall as Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, and Gail Teixeira as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance as well as Brigadier (retired) Mark Phillips as Prime Minister and former President Bharrat Jagdeo as Vice President.

According to the Head-of-State, there is a lot of work to be done. “We have realigned functions of Government to remove duplicity, to make it easy to conduct the business of government,” he added.

President Ali said the team provides, newness, youthful energy, and a skill-set that would allow the Executive to tackle matters such as constitutional reform, electoral reform and other issues of governance.

According to the President, the ministers came from varying professional backgrounds such as private sector, legal, education and medical, among others.

He said his expectation is that the new ministers will be reaching out to every sector with the aim of meeting the needs of all citizens.

He said sacrifices will be required by the ministers and urged their families to provide as much support as possible in this regard.

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