Haiti: Prime Minister Lamothe re-shuffles cabinet
Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (pictured), has made changes to his cabinet. The cabinet re-shuffle was announced in an e-mail late Monday by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Among the changes: Lamothe will no longer serve as foreign minister. That role has been taken over by Pierre Richard Casimir, however, Lamothe now takes on the ministry of planning and external cooperation.
Another change is in the interior ministry. Thierry Mayard-Paul, a close powerful confidant of President Michel Martelly who served as his chief of staff, has been replaced by former Minister of Social Affairs Ronsard Saint-Cyr.
It is unclear what role Mayard-Paul will play in the governance of Haiti.
Other changes include: Former Planning Minister Josefa Gauthier is now minister of social affairs; Vanneur Pierre is the new education minister, and Jean Vilmond Hilaire, minister of environment.