UWP: Cabinet not configured yet

The ruling United Workers Party (UWP), has said that the new cabinet of ministers has not yet been configured.

The statement comes amid the circulation of a list purporting to be the newly configured cabinet, with portfolios assigned to nine elected members and four non-elected officials.

A copy of the list obtained by the Times however omits some key portfolios, including Education and National Security.

UWP Treasurer, Nancy Charles, said although party candidates and executive members met last night for the first time, the configuration of the cabinet of ministers was not discussed.

Charles told Radio Caribbean International (RCI) during its midday newscast, that the meeting last night discussed the new Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet’s plans for the country and how the candidates and others could help move the plans forward.

Charles disclosed that the cabinet should be sworn in next week in the South of the Island, possibly at the Phillip Marcellin grounds in Vieux Fort.

“We want to bring this ceremony down to the people because the campaign was about the people,” the UWP official asserted.

Acknowledging that such a ceremony would be “away from the norm”, Charles said the intention was to show the South of the Island that new Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet meant what he said when he indicated that he would be giving a lot of attention to the development of the South of the Island,

“That’s one way to start off,” she said.

She stressed that the UWP has not yet configured a cabinet.

The party will be holding a victory rally on Sunday in Micoud North.

Charles said everyone is invited.

She asserted that the people are excited and looking forward to the implementation of the UWP’s campaign promises.

The United Workers Party won the June 6, 2016 elections by a margin of 11 to 6.