FORMER attorney general (AG) Fairs Al-Rawi said he had a “phenomenal” first day in his new office as he officially began duties as Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.
Last Wednesday, there was a major Cabinet reshuffle which saw Al-Rawi being moved to this ministry while General Reginald Armour, SC, was named the new AG.
In a Facebook post on Friday, wich included photos of him meeting his new team members, Al-Rawi said he was “putting people first from day one.
“I must say that I had a phenomenal first day, the excitement was unbelievable and I felt a sense of joy meeting my new team.
“The transformation of Local Government is underway in addition to a massive digitalisation drive across every sector of this ministry.”
He gave a “special shout out and thanks” to the former line minister, Kazim Hosein, who will now serve as Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries. The former minister, Clarence Rambharat, resigned.
Al-Rawi added, “The heart of TT is our people and I intend to put people at the very centre of development.”