There have been some changes in Minister Godwin Hulse portfolio. With the resignation of CEO Jose Alpuche from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, CEO Edmund Zuniga has been transferred from the Ministry of Immigration. Our news team caught up with Minister Hulse who explained the changes.
Godwin Hulse, Minister of Agriculture: “As you know Jose resigned effective Wednesday here and I must congratulate him for having stayed right to the last and put his pound there was no dip at all in his commitment and we have a fairly well trained staff now in all the areas that are capable and so in looking for a CEO I thought Edmund Zuniga would be by far the best to bring up, he’s already in the Ministry I have worked really well with him and in fact he closed out my last ministry as CEO when Candy demit office and he’s now closing out office again for me so I thought he was a naturally to come up. He had been in the past an FO in the Ministry of Agriculture so he’s not green to what happens in agriculture basically. So he’s been going through the last couple of days and the orientation process to enable him to know where what is and who is doing what and that sort of thing and it’s been working well.”
Renee Trujillo, Love FM News: And his replacement at Immigration ?
Godwin Hulse, Minister of Agriculture: “I understand it’s a lady who used to be at income tax so she’s retired I think her name is Ann I’m not a hundred percent sure of that but I know it’s Cayeteno- Castillo.”
Renee Trujillo, Love FM News: And she has already taken over ?
Godwin Hulse, Minister of Agriculture: “She has taken over as well the switch is the same time.”
CEO Jose Alpuche has been in the public service for approximately twenty-eight years. His first job within the public service was at the Ministry of Works as an Accounts Clerk. He then moved on to several other ministries including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he served as the first Resident Diplomat for Belize in Brussels, Belgium. Love News understands that Alpuche will be moving back into the private sector.