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… Office of the President to maintain “oversight role”
Confirming expectations, President Irfaan Ali, on Thursday, swore in Dr. Ashni Singh as a Senior Minister with responsibilities for Finance under the Office of the President.
Many have long suspected that the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Minster of Finance was on the radar for possible selection.
Prior to the announcement, Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill was performing the responsibilities as Finance Minister.
Dr. Singh took his oath in the presence of Cabinet Ministers and other Government officials at a ceremony at the Office of the President, according to a statement from the Office of the Presidency (OP).
It indicated that even with Dr. Singh’s appointment, the OP will still retain its oversight role but Dr. Singh would be responsible for finance.
The Head of State said Dr. Singh will be part of the team to oversee the transformative agenda of Government which includes: projects, programmes and policies to stimulate growth, expand the country’s economic base and strengthen existing sectors.