Gov’t buck­les un­der ‘crit­i­cisms’: Granger con­firms de­mo­tion of Nor­ton, other moves in Cab­i­net reshuf­fle

Weekend Mirror - - EDITORIAL -

The crit­i­cisms that bom­barded the David Granger-led Coali­tion Govern­ment have seen the Ad­min­is­tra­tion buck­ling. And Pres­i­dent David Granger has con­firmed that Pub­lic Health Min­is­ter, Dr Ge­orge Nor­ton, has been de­moted to head the Depart­ment of So­cial Co­he­sion – which falls un­der the Min­istry of the Pres­i­dency. As such, Nor­ton will not have to re­port to Min­is­ter of State, Joseph Har­mon. Nor­ton, over the last few weeks, has had to apol­o­gise to the Na­tional As­sem­bly for mis­lead­ing the House on the mat­ter of the con­tro­ver­sial ‘drug bond’ is­sue. He has also been at the cen­tre of another scan­dal where he al­legedly man­dated the re­lease of large con­sign­ments of im­ported foods, which the Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion deemed un­fit for con­sump­tion.

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