One man’s misfortune is another man’s gain. The sun has risen on four Labour back benchers. With the government break up, Lormus Bundhoo is appointed minister of Health and Quality of Life, Jim Seetaram, who has crossed the floor, minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Cader Sayed Hossen ,minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection and Suren Dayal, minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment. The very next day, on Monday morning, like freshmen they all went to their offices for a first meeting with the officers of their respective ministry.
Vice prime minister Xavier-Luc Duval and Michael Sik Yuen given higher responsibilities as minister of Finance and Economic Development and minister of Tourism respectively also reported to their new offices. ‘’We will bring the desired results,” they said confidently.
“Duval has placed this new ministry on solid grounds. I will try to continue the good work while bringing more developments to help those at the bottom of the social scale,” said Dayal. Sayed Hossen has set as goal to rebuild trust within the industries. The global economic situation and the debt crisis in the United States worry the new minister of Industry and Commerce. Seetaram, former MSM member who has crossed the floor, wants to empower small businesses.
Bundhoo, who was openly very bitter when he was not offered a port folio after the general elections last year, is eager to improve the various services offered by the Ministry of Health.