In what can be described as an unconventional move, Premier Andrew Fahie is giving each of the ministers in his government an opportunity to serve as Deputy Premier.
Minister of Education & Culture Dr Natalio Wheatley has been given the first crack at the post.
Governor Augustus Jaspert appointed and swore in Dr Wheatley to the post on Wednesday morning, March 6.
Each minister will sit in the post for three months.
“After the first year then someone will be named permanently to the post of Deputy Premier,” Premier Fahie said while explaining the move. “It allows for each minister to get the experience and also makes sure that each minister also develops in areas that normally in most governments might never have seen or had the opportunity to do.”
He continued: “Our government is one that’s inclusive and we intend to build our people whether elected or not in the same manner so that we can all be ready and equipped to take on the challenges of tomorrow.”
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