Transport Minister clarifies reasons for CEO change at the Ministry of Transport.
Ferguson also spoke on the need to bring on Catzim-Sanchez as his new CEO, to replace his former CEO Marconi Leal back in May. Ferguson said that Leal’s replacement was not personal and that it ultimately came down to what was best for the Ministry. He told the media that it was Leal’s performance that ultimately led him to seek the intervention of Prime Minister John Briceno on a way forward.
Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Transportation: “I don’t know if there is a failure when I am given a responsibility I do it to the best of my ability. And if you cannot get what you want to accomplish, then we have to figure out what is the way forward. And with the CEO, Mr. Marconi Leal we were working together practically for two and a half years. And certain things maybe was not done based on my request or what we want to accomplish and so I had to figure out what to do as the minister responsible because I don’t want my ministry to fail. And so I had to make a decision and talk to the prime minister and say what will be the next course of action. So right now we have a brand new CEO, Miss Adele Catzim Sanchez and we have a very good working relationship. I’m easy to work with all right ? And sometimes they take advantage of me for that. I can work with anybody but once I am a manager in a department, I have to be very strong. I make sure everything run properly and correctly. So that is my position. I have no issue with nobody. I’m there to improve the quality of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Transportation. That is my job.”
CEO Leal was moved over to the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs.