Chief Executive Officer, Jose Alpuche has resigned from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. He tendered his resignation last week with 90 days’ notice. According to Minister Godwin Hulse, Alpuche was vital in implementing several systems at the ministry.
Hon. Godwin Hulse, Minister of Agriculture: “Jose has been an excellent CEO. We’ve worked really really well together, he’s put in tremendous amount of time and overtime in trying to work on the ministry and get it to the point where we can support the farmers and the agriculture sector. In fact he has been one of the driving forces behind the World Bank loan, behind getting our permanent residence at the show grounds enhancing all of that. We’re coming towards the end of a term and I think that Jose’s view is that the would want to not continue in government after the term. Part of his decision has been to give a long term notice which he has done, he’s given ninety days notice and he will be working as he has agreed up to the last day of the ninety day that takes us up to August. He went there in 2012 so he’s been at the same time- well not in agriculture I haven’t been in agriculture since 2012- but both of us were at the Chamber he was in the private sector and both of us moved from there to government so that was in 2012 when I went into the government in terms of CEO or back into government because as you know he was there before under the Minister of Foreign Trade the Honorable Eamon Courtenay and in Foreign Affairs he’s a highly qualified guy. He and I worked together for years under the National Trade Negotiating Commission we were co-chairs I from the private sector he from the public sector at that time. So we’ve had a good history of working with him.”
Alpuche came from the private sector and re-entered the public service in 2012. His last day in office will be at the end of July.