President Paula-Mae Weekes will swear-in a new Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley from 4 pm at President’s House, St Ann’s, today, after the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) yesterday ratified the People’s National Movement’s 22-19 victory over the United National Congress in last Monday’s 2020 General Election.
And Rowley is expected to ring in the changes within his Cabinet as he seeks to get the right mix to undertake the new government’s programmes over the next five years.
Rowley was coy when asked about the possible make-up of his new Cabinet at a press conference at Balisier House, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. However, he said his new Cabinet will be ready for today’s swearing-in ceremony and while continuity will be the new government’s focus, there will be changes. These changes, he said, will focus on the government’s vision going forward in the next five years and some of the new faces will likely play a role in those changes.
“One of the areas that you would see (changes) is the area of agriculture, you would see us trying to give agriculture a bit of a centre stage because we intend to do a lot of work in agriculture, and if you don’t see it tomorrow, you’ll see it later on,” he said.
“Also the question of digitisation…that is part of Road Map arrangements that we need to bring into the government in a special way.”