Sunday 20 September, 2020

Poll: Is splitting agriculture, industry ministries a good move?

From left to right Audley Shaw being sworn in as Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce and Floyd Green being sworn in as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

From left to right Audley Shaw being sworn in as Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce and Floyd Green being sworn in as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

Floyd Green, who previously served as a junior minister in two different ministries, has been promoted to Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) new administration

Meanwhile, Audley Shaw, who previously held the post of Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has now been named Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

Are you of the view that Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to separate the responsibilities of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries between two the ministers will improve overall growth of the sectors?

Is splitting agriculture, industry ministries a good move?

Yes I strongly believe the split will improve growth
74%
No, I don’t believe it will improve growth
7%
I believe things will remain the same
9%
I do not know enough about the sectors or the ministers’ capabilities to have a view on the matter
10%

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