Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh is back in Government. He was sworn in this afternoon as the Senior Minister with responsibility for Finance in the Office of the President.
The Ministry of Finance portfolio will remain under the Office of the President with both the President and the Vice President also holding some responsibilities for financial matters.
Almost all cabinet members were in attendance for this afternoon’s swearing in at the Office of the President.
Dr. Singh served as Finance Minister under the previous PPP Civic government. Just after the PPP lost elections in 2015, he left the country to take up a job with an international financial institution.
However, he was forced to return to Guyana to face several charges of misconduct in public office. Those charges are still before the Courts. It is now likely that steps might be taken to discontinue them.