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Sectoral Presentation 2023 by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Peranel Charles Jr., MP


Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr.

Madam Speaker, I am humbled and honoured to have the privilege of standing before you and this Honourable House as the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries for a second year.

First of all, let me give thanks to the Almighty for His continued blessings and guidance which has allowed me to successfully navigate this multifaceted portfolio. May my steps continue to be ordered through His will.

To our fearless leader, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, my deep gratitude for your continued confidence in my leadership within this crucial portfolio as we work to strengthen our nation’s food security.

To my wife, children, and my family to whom I am eternally indebted for your unwavering support as I perform my duties as Minister and Member of Parliament for Southeastm Clarendon. Thank you for your sacrifices, patience and understanding.

Madam Speaker, I am blessed with a wise and experienced Minister of State in the Hon. Franklyn Witter. We make a good team and together we will continue to lead the agricultural revolution for Jamaica. Madam Speaker, I must convey my sincere thanks and
appreciation to Permanent Secretary Mr. Dermon Spence, the senior management and staff of the Ministry and Agencies, Board chairpersons and members within the remit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, who work tirelessly to achieve the continued growth and expansion of our sector.

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