While the Prime Minister is away, Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde will be acting as Prime Minister. Today the media asked him what’s his plan since he has been dealing with a heavy load at the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Cordel Hyde, Minister of Natural Resources, Petroleum and Mining: “We don’t stress too much about that. We have very capable ministers. We have very capable public officers who are able to do their jobs and do it well unless there’s a big problem then everything would be okay. I must try to restrain myself from not going over to the treasury, going over to the Ministry of Finance and authorising some expenditures there. Just kidding. But no, we don’t expect any major issues for the next month or so. We have some of the best ministers ever, mien, so I think we are really good.
Reporter: Will you be guarded that there isn’t any conspiring within the Cabinet, or *inaudible*?
Cordel Hyde, Minister of Natural Resources, Petroleum and Mining: “No man. No. No. No. Listen. We don’t have that disunity in our midst anymore, mien. The Prime Minister, he knows he’s in good hands.”
Reporter: Will you be required to report to him?
Cordel Hyde, Minister of Natural Resources, Petroleum and Mining: “No, no, no, no. But he can always ask for one.”