Walter not surprised by ministerial appointment

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Walter takes oath of office/Sean Douglas photo

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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8 Comments

  1. dis and dat
    January 7, 2010

    why did he say that is now his constituents will get the best of him because it is his last term!

  2. Farmer Brown
    January 7, 2010

    What a waste. Minister of Agriculture and he doesn’t know how a Papaya tree …

  3. January 6, 2010

    OF course not Mr minister what else could it be, your navel string was tied in that post enjoy while it last and the real bowman people of Dominica suffer some more.

  4. S---V
    January 6, 2010

    Mr Walter am surprised u r still there after all what’s going on with u and d PM. AMAZING

  5. January 6, 2010

    BUNNY STOP MAKING A FOOL OF URSELF ON DA INTERNET…YU ARE A STUPID LIL IDK WAT…LOOKING FOR ATTENTION….GO MATTHEW GO MATTHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YU DOING A GUD JOB…ESP ON PAIX BOUCHE

  6. Junior Henandez
    January 6, 2010

    “BUNNY” Stop making yourself look foolish.

  7. bunny
    January 6, 2010

    why do you insist on always making yourself look like a fool in public?

  8. Valda Bruno-Durand
    January 6, 2010

    As a farmer i can personnally say that Mr. Walters has been doing a good job, i look forward to the projects and hope more emphasis will be placed on markets for our goat meat. Any body need goat meat or shit (pen manure) give me a call, i am listed.

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