Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie is the new Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring.
He accepted his instruments of appointment from President George Maxwell Richards at Knowsley Building in Port of Spain today replacing Mary King in the post.
Mrs. King was yesterday fired by Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar after a controversy over the awarding of a government contract to a software company owned by her family.
Speaking about his appointment Minister Tewarie said his appointment brings him mixed feelings.
Mr. Tewarie, served as Planning Minister under the National Alliance for Reconstruction government.
He told members of the media that his first priority as current Minister of Planning would be to fulfill the manifesto promises of the People’s Partnership.
Newly appointed Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie