Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance Horace Dalley is expected to take over the position effective Monday, November 9.
Ferguson has been moved to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
While, Derrick Kellier stays at the Agriculture Ministry.
Read the statement below: ?
Prime Minister the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller today (Friday, November 6, 2015) advised the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen of changes to the Cabinet effective Monday, November 9, 2015.
The Honourable Horace Dalley CD, MP will be assigned to the Ministry of Health;
The Honourable Dr Fenton Ferguson CD, MP will be assigned to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security; and
The Honourable Derrick Kellier CD, MP will continue to lead the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
In announcing the changes, the Prime Minister said she has listened to the recent discussions and expressions of concern, some of which could have the effect of distracting from the very important focus of economic and social reforms. She said the country must be united in purpose so as to ensure that the positive path that Jamaica is on will not be disrupted in any way.
Minister Horace Dalley will continue the programme of improved healthcare delivery at the Ministry of Health. Minister Dalley has also been tasked by the Prime Minister to continue giving oversight to the remaining elements of the Public Sector Wage negotiations. Minister Fenton Ferguson will give focus to the Government’s priority of labour market reforms, which are essential to Jamaica’s economic reform programme; and Minister Derrick Kellier will continue to anchor the expansion of the agriculture sector, which is an important plank in the national growth agenda.
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