Haiti Reshuffles Government
- Monday, August 06, 2012 11:26 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Office of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced on Monday a reshuffling of ministers in the cabinet of the government.
In a press note, the Head of Government said the decision was approved by President Michel Martelly to appoint:
Pierre Richard Casimir as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship. Prime Minister Lamothe had previously held this position and Casimir was Secretary of State for the ministry.
Ronsard Saint-Cyr was appointed Minister of the Interior and Collective Territories. Saint-Cyr was previously the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and replaces former Minister Thierry Mayard-Paul.
Prime Minister Lamothe appointed himself Minister of Planning and External Cooperation, vacating his position as Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the past administration, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive also held the Ministry of Planning as PM.
Josefa Gauthier, who had been Minister of Planning and External Cooperation was appointed Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, the post vacated by Ronsard Saint-Cyr, now Interior Minister.
Vanneur Pierre was appointed Minister of Education and Vocational Training, replacing former Minister of Education, Reginald Paul.
Finally, Jean Vilmond Hilaire was appointed Minister of the Environment replacing Joseph Ronald Toussaint.