Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, now has oversight responsibility for the Science, Energy and Technology portfolio.
Mr. Holness, who made the announcement today (August 9), informed that he took on this duty on Wednesday, albeit temporarily.
“It is only a temporary measure, but a useful measure because it has given me the opportunity to delve deeply into the operations of some of our bureaucratic structures,” he said.
The Prime Minister was speaking at the official opening of the Inter-American Development Bank’s New Kingston office at 6 Montrose Road.
Mr. Holness had taken over the Energy portfolio last month, following allegations of weaknesses in the governance and management at the State-run oil refinery, Petrojam; and other State agencies that fall under this purview.
Former Minister of Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, resigned last week.
Source: JIS News