The Hon. Franklin Witter is Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining. The Ministry was renamed Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining on May 22, 2023 following the addition of the Mining Portfolio. Prior to that, he served in various capacities to include Former Deputy Speaker of the House, Chairman of the St. Elizabeth Municipal Corporation, Mayor of Black River, and Councillor of the Junction Division.
His love for people has been his greatest motivation. This is exemplified by his committed and dedicated public service, from his first job as a teacher to now a parliamentarian and vice-chairman of Alpart Community Council.
Born in Lititz, St. Elizabeth, he has been married to Normalyn for more than 30 years. Having grown up in a family-oriented culture, Mr. Witter has endeavoured to set the same example for his three children.
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