Newly-sworn in minister, Matthew Walter, says he is not surprised that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has retained him in the Ministry of Agriculture.
Walter, who has indicated that this team will be his last, was sworn in on Monday as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
He said if he was given another ministry, a number of projects in the pipeline could have been affected.
“That was my former ministry and I expected the PM to do me that favor and grant me this ministry to continue the good work that I started and also to implement the projects that are relevant to the development of the agriculture sector which will cause a turnaround in the economy of this country. I am very excited because I see prospects in the ministry of agriculture can be used as a vehicle that can create employment in the rural area, specifically in the areas of agri-tourim and primary agriculture, including greenhouse agriculture,” Walter told reporters.
According to Walter, who is also the member of parliament for Paix Bouche, the people of his constituency will get “the best” of him, since this is his last term.
He said he also gave his commitment to working towards revitalizing the agriculture sector.
According to him, there is significant room for improvement in the ministry of agriculture.
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