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Everything is about continuity: Kumar

November 22, 2018 6:31 pm

Newly appointed Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations and Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar says he will continue with the policies that are already in place.

The former local government and Environment Minister says he’s hopeful to take his new ministry to greater heights.

Kumar says while his new portfolio will be challenging, he looks forward to it with some big projects planned for the unemployed.

“We will have to focus on our youths and the youth opportunities. We have plans and we will take cue from our manifesto and the 20 year plan that we have put in place so definitely yes I am ready to serve.”

Meanwhile, George Vegnathan is excited about his debut as the Assistant Minister for I-taukei Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Sugar adding that he has a lot to learn.

“I started in 1982 as a school, teacher then gradually went up the ranks and became principal of various schools and during that period of time working with community assisting people and working with my church group.”

Vegnathan says he never once thought he would assist the Prime Minister lead three important ministries.

Meanwhile, the first sitting of parliament is expected to be scheduled in December.