San Fernando Mayor Alderman Haji Kazim Hosein announced his resignation from office at City Hall this morning. “I am humbled by the outflow of support and cooperation that I have received during my tenure in office. We have made great strides as a city,” Hosein affirmed.
His announcement was twofold as he has also accepted the position of Senator and the Minister of Rural Development and Local Government stating, “My political leader and our Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley has called me serve our country in another capacity, and I have humbly and graciously accepted. I have carefully considered this position and am excited to take on this new responsibility; and will continue to serve local government and work towards rural development to the benefit of all our people.”
Haji Kazim Hosein served as Mayor since November 2013. Under his leadership, there were marked improvements to the city’s landscape, overall cleanliness, sense of community and safety record. One of his most notable initiatives was the large scale clean-up campaign in October 2015, in which he mobilized the entire city to clean their surroundings. This was the spark which ignited a strong sense of volunteerism already present in the city, culminating in the launch of the San Fernando Volunteer Network which currently has over 350 members.
In conclusion he thanked the Council and every resident of the city for allowing him to serve in his home, the wonderful city of San Fernando, and gave assurances that his cause while in office remains the same and will be taken to the national level as he assumes his new post.