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Office of the Prime Minister

  • Business Facilitation Council
  • Cabinet
  • Citizens Initiative Fund
  • Commissions of Enquiry
  • Constitutional Matters
  • Ecclesiastical Affairs
  • Equal Opportunity
  • National Awards
  • National Heroes
  • National Security Council
  • Policy Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Social Compact Secretariat
  • Protocol/Communication Unit
  • Information
  • Public Concerns/Enquiries
  • Public Holidays
  • Sport and Culture Fund (Sport and Culture Board of Management)
  • Board of Film Censors
  • Tobago Affairs
  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Adoption Board
  • Trinidad and Tobago Association in Aid of the Deaf
  • Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association
  • Social Welfare District Boards
  • Civic Council on Social Equity
  • National Social Development Council
  • HIV/AIDS Co-ordination
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    Ministry of Arts and and Multiculturalism

  • Best Village Programme
  • Carnival
  • Creative Arts
  • Culture
  • Cultural Organisations
  • National Days and Festivals
  • Steelbands

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Village Councils
  • Carnival Institute
  • Naparima Bowl
  • National Carnival Commission of Trinidad & Tobago
  • National Cultural Commission
  • National Museum and Art Gallery
  • Queens Hall Board
  • Royal Victoria Institute
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Steel Orchestra

  • Wholly Owned Enterprises
  • National Commission for Self-Help Limited
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    Ministry of the Attorney General

  • Appointments to Quasi Judicial Bodies
  • Civil Litigation
  • Law Reform
  • Legal Advice to Government
  • Legislative Drafting
  • Office of Chief State Solicitor
  • Administrator General
  • Provisional Liquidator
  • Provisional Receiver
  • Public Trustee/Official Receiver

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Law Reform Commission
  • Council of Legal Education
  • Hugh Wooding Law School
  • Industrial Court
  • Sentencing Commission
  • Corruption Investigation Bureau
  • Anti Corruption Squad
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    Ministry of Communication1,6

  • Consular and Protocol Services
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    Ministry of Community Development

  • Community Centres/Civic Centres
  • Community Development
  • Community Development Fund Secretariat
  • Self Help
  • National Self Help Commission Secretariat
  • Policy Centres
  • Geriatric Adolescent Programme
  • Retired Experts Programme
  • National Trust

  • Wholly Owned Enterprises
  • Export Centres Company Limited
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    Ministry of Education

  • Educational Broadcasting
  • Educational Counselling and Guidance
  • Educational Facilities Management (Pre-School, Primary and Secondary)
  • Education Facilities Company Ltd.
  • Examinations
  • Moral, Ethical and Spiritual Values
  • National Schools' Dietary Services Ltd
  • Physical Education in Schools
  • Pre-School Education
  • Primary School Education
  • Secondary School Education
  • Registration of Private Education Institutions
  • School Library Services
  • School Laboratory Equipment Maintenance Unit (SLEMU)
  • School Nutrition Programme
  • Special Education
  • Adult Education
  • Teacher Training (including Pre-Service Teacher Training)
  • Teachers Training Colleges
  • Technical Vocational Education

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Local School Boards
  • National Commission for UNESCO
  • School Nutrition Board
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    Ministry of Energy

  • Energy Industries
  • Energy Policy Planning and Research
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Natural Resources
  • Quarries and Mines
  • Power Generation

  • Wholly Owned Enterprises
  • National Gas Company of T&T Limited
  • National Quarries Company Ltd
  • Petroleum Company of T&T Ltd (Petrotrin)
  • Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited
  • Marketing Company Limited
  • Indirectly Owned Enterprises
  • Lake Asphalt of T&T (1978) Ltd
  • La Brea Industrial Development Corporation
  • National Agro Chemicals Ltd
  • National Energy Corporation of T&T Ltd
  • NATPET Investment Company Ltd
  • NATSTAR Manufacturing Company Ltd
  • NGC NGL Company Ltd
  • NGC Trinidad and Tobago LNG Ltd
  • Powergen
  • Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd
  • Trinidad and Tobago Marine Petroleum Company Ltd
  • Trinidad Nitrogen Company Ltd?
  • Trinidad Northern Areas Ltd
  • TRINMAR Ltd
  • TRINTOC Services Ltd
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    Ministry of Environment & Water Resources5,7

  • Environmental Protection and Enhancement;
  • Forestry, National Parks and Wildlife Housing;
  • National Reforestation and Watershed Rehabilitation Programme;
  • Hydrographic Surveys;
  • Marine Fisheries;

  • Statutory boards and other bodies:
  • Sea Food Industry Ltd
  • Environmental Management Authority;
  • Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA);

  • Minority-owned enterprises:
  • Sea Food Industry Ltd.

  • Wholly-owned enterprises:
  • Community-based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Company Ltd. (CEPEP)
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    Ministry of Finance & Economy4

  • Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • Socio-Economic Policy Planning (SEPP)
  • Corporation Sole and State Enterprise
  • Investments
  • Divestment
  • Corporation Sole
  • Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation

  • Wholly Owned Enterprise
  • Estate Management and Business Development Company Limited
  • First Citizens Holdings Company Ltd
  • National Enterprises Ltd (NEL)
  • Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (RDCTT)
  • Taurus Services Ltd
  • Tourism and Industrial Development Company (TIDCO)
  • Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean Airlines)
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • Minority Owned Enterprises
  • Caribbean Investment Corporation
  • T&T Development Finance Ltd
  • Trinidad & Tobago Mortgage Finance Company Ltd
  • Indirectly Owned Enterprises
  • First Citizens Bank Ltd (FCB)
  • First Citizens Mortgage & Trust Company Limited
  • Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Agency Company Limited
  • Caribbean Development Network Ltd
  • Caribbean Microfinance Ltd
  • Fiscal Matters
  • Actuarial Services
  • Banking (Central and Commercial)
  • Borrowing (Local and Foreign)
  • Budgeting/Budgetary Control
  • Capital Repayments
  • Consolidated Fund
  • Co-ordinating and Monitoring
  • Economic Management
  • Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy
  • Inland Revenue
  • International Financing
  • Loans
  • Project Financing Programme
  • Public Sector Finance Management
  • Special Funds
  • Tenders and Contracts
  • Treasury
  • Credit Union (Monitoring)
  • Customs and Excise and other matters
  • Customs and Excise
  • Insurance
  • National Insurance
  • National Health Insurance System
  • Pensions and Gratuities
  • Post Office Saving Bank
  • Valuation

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Central Tenders Board
  • National Insurance Board
  • National Lotteries Control Board
  • National Insurance Appeal Tribunal
  • National Insurance Property Development Company Ltd (NIPDEC)
  • Unemployment Relief Programme(URF) (formerly ETP)
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    Ministry of Food Production7

  • Agricultural Extension Services;
  • Agricultural Finance and Credit (policy);
  • Agricultural Infrastructure;
  • Agricultural Land Development, Distribution and Regularisation;
  • Agricultural Marketing;
  • Agricultural Policy and Planning;
  • Agricultural Research;
  • Animal Health and Protection, Apiculture, Aquaculture;
  • Botanic Gardens;
  • Crop Production (food and fibre);
  • Horticulture;
  • Hydrographic Surveys;
  • Livestock Production;
  • Marine Fisheries;
  • Plant Health and Protection;
  • Rural Development (agriculture);
  • Surveys and Mapping; and,
  • Unemployment Relief Programme (URP), agriculture,

  • Statutory boards and other bodies:
  • Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI);
  • Cocoa and Coffee Industry Board;
  • Livestock and Livestock Products Board; and,
  • Sea Food Industry Ltd

  • Wholly-owned enterprises:
  • Caroni (1975) Ltd;
  • Estate Management and Business Development Company Ltd (EMBD); and,
  • National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO).

  • Majority-owned enterprises:
  • Agricultural Development Bank.

  • Minority-owned enterprises:
  • Caribbean Food Corporation; and,
  • Sea Food Industry Ltd.
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    Ministry of Foreign Affairs6

  • Enterprise Development
  • Overseas Missions
  • CARICOM Affairs
  • Caribbean Community Affairs
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    Ministry of Gender, Youth Affairs and Child Development

  • Gender Affairs
  • Economic Planning, Development and Monitoring
  • Industrial Schools
  • Inter-disciplinary Child Development Centre
  • National Statistics
  • Public Sector Investment Programme
  • Population
  • Princess Elizabeth Home for Handicapped Children
  • Technical Co-operation - Projects and Programmes
  • T&T Association for Retarded Children
  • Youth Academic Training
  • Youth Camps
  • Youth Groups

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • The Adoption Board
  • The Children's Authority
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    Ministry of Health

  • Dental Services
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Planning Education and Services
  • Food and Drug Quality Monitoring
  • Health Centres
  • Health Care Training
  • Hospitals
  • Insect Vector
  • Medical Services
  • Mental Health Care
  • National Health Insurance System
  • Nursing Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Paramedical Services
  • Private Health Facilities
  • Public Health Education
  • Veterinary Public Health

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Boards regulating the Practice of Medicine and Related Professions
  • Princess Elizabeth Home for Handicapped Children
  • Trinidad and Tobago Association for Retarded Children
  • Eastern Regional Health Authority
  • North West Regional Health Authority
  • South West Regional Health Authority
  • Tobago Regional Health Authority
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    Ministry of Housing5

  • Forestry, National Parks and Wildlife Housing;
  • Land Settlement;
  • Property and Real Estate Management; and,
  • Regularisation of Tenure.

  • Statutory boards and other bodies:
  • Land Settlement Agency; and,
  • Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Committee

  • Wholly-owned enterprises:
  • Housing Development Corporation;
  • Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd; and,
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    Ministry of Justice

  • Criminal Litigation
  • Parole and Prison Reform

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Law Reform Commission
  • Industrial Court
  • Sentencing Commission
  • Law Revision Commission
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    Ministry of Labour, Small and Micro Enterprise Development

  • Employment and Manpower Placement
  • Trade Unions
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Factory Inspectorate
  • Labour Education
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Labour Inspectorate
  • Labour Relations
  • Overseas Employment Programmes
  • Trade Disputes
  • Wages Council
  • Enterprise Development
  • Micro Enterprise
  • Small Business
  • Cooperatives (including Credit Unions)
  • Boilers Examiners Board
  • Minimum Wages Board
  • Registration Recognition and Certification Board
  • Friendly Societies
  • Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies

  • Wholly Owned Enterprises
  • National Entrepreneurship Development Company Ltd
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    Ministry of Legal Affairs

  • Law Revision
  • Intellectual Property
  • Industrial Property
  • Copyright and Related Rights
  • Registrar General
  • Companies Registry
  • Civil Registry
  • Land Registry
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Consumer Empowerment
  • Consumer Protection
  • Consumer Research
  • Weights and Measures

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Legal Aid and Advisory Authority
  • Rent Assessment Board
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    Ministry of Local Government

  • Community-based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program (Cepep)
  • Municipal and Other Local Government Bodies
  • Garbage Collection and Disposal
  • Parks and Recreation Grounds
  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Port-of-Spain City Corporation
  • San Fernando City Corporation
  • Arima Borough Corporation
  • Point Fortin Borough Corporation
  • Chaguanas Borough Corporation
  • Diego Martin Regional Corporation
  • San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation
  • Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation
  • Sangre Grande Regional Corporation
  • Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation
  • Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation
  • Siparia Regional Corporation
  • Penal/Debe Regional Corporation
  • Princes Town Regional Corporation
  • Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Ltd (SWMCOL)
  • Association of Local Government Authorities
  • New City Mall
  • East Side Plaza
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    Ministry of National Diversity & Social Integration1

    information to come at a later date

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    Ministry of National Security

  • Airspace and Territorial Waters
  • Cadet Force
  • Citizenship
  • Civilian Service Corps
  • Defence Force (Regiment and Coast Guard)
  • Drug Enforcement/Interdiction
  • Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering
  • Estate Police
  • Forensic Science Services
  • Immigration
  • Intelligence
  • Internal Security
  • National Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Public Order: Safety and Law Enforcement
  • Police Service
  • Prison Service
  • Fire Service
  • Rehabilitation
  • Security of Government Officials and Premises
  • Work Permits

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Counter Drug-Crime Task Force
  • National Drug Council
  • National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
  • Police Complaints Authority
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    Ministry of People and Social Development

  • Social Impact Assessment and Review;
  • Social Planning, Development and Monitoring;
  • Social Policy;
  • Social Research;
  • Social Services Delivery:
  • Adult Family Services;
  • Change Management;
  • Citizen Engagement;
  • Disability Affairs;
  • Halfway Houses;
  • Non-Government Organisations;
  • Poverty Alleviation;
  • Social Displacement;
  • Social Welfare; and,
  • Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer Programme.

  • Programmes:
  • National Social Development Programme (NSDP) (assigned from Community Development); and,
  • Unemployment Relief Programme (URP), social services.

  • Statutory boards and other bodies:
  • Social Welfare District boards;
  • Trinidad and Tobago Association in Aid of the Deaf; and,
  • Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association.
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    Ministry of Planning4

  • Advisory Town Planning Panel (ATPP)
  • Council for Competitiveness and Innovation
  • Legal Services Unit
  • Library Services Unit
  • National Transformation Unit
  • Permanent Secretary
  • Socio-Economic Policy Planning (SEPP)
  • Technical Co-operation Unit (TCU)
  • Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD)
  • Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT)
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    Ministry of Public Administration

  • The public service;

  • Public service Administration and Management:
  • Public Management Consulting;
  • Public Service Legislative Framework;
  • Public Service Transformation;
  • Scholarships and Advanced Training;
  • Strategic human resource management;
  • Technical Co-Operation (training and retraining);
  • Personnel Department;
  • Daily-rated Workforce Management;
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP);
  • industrial Relations; and,
  • Performance Management

  • Statutory boards and other bodies:
  • Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Wholly-owned enterprises:
  • Government Human Resource Services Ltd.
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    Ministry of Public Utilities

  • Public Utilities
  • Electrical Inspectorate
  • Postal Services
  • Environmental Management
  • Forestry, National Parks and Wild Life
  • Horticulture
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Meteorological Services
  • Pollution Control
  • Solid Waste and Hazardous Substances Management
  • Water Resources

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Regulated Industries Commission
  • Environmental Commission
  • Environmental Management Authority
  • Zoological Society of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Water Resources Management Unit
  • Enterprises
  • Trinidad & Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost)
  • Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA)
  • Water Resources Agency
  • Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC)
  • Trinidad & Tobago Forest Products Company Ltd (TANTEAK)
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    Ministry of Science & Technology2

  • Apprenticeship Centres;
  • health Care Training; and,
  • Information and Communication Technology,
  • ICT Policy and Strategy;
  • Lifelong Learning Policy Formulation;
  • National Accreditation System;
  • National Apprenticeship System;
  • National Skills Development Programme;
  • Open and Distance Learning;
  • Science and Technology Policy Formulation;
  • Spanish Implementation;
  • Teacher Training (including pre-school and pre-service teacher training);
  • Technical/Vocational Education/Training:
  • Technology centres; and,
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    Ministry of Sports

  • National Sport Policy;
  • Physical Education and Sport — adult. Total participation;
  • High Performance Sport;
  • Sport and Multi-purpose facilities/Stadia; and,
  • Sport and Sport Associations/National governing bodies

  • Statutory boards and other bodies:
  • National stadia board of management;
  • regional complexes; and,
  • Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board of Control

  • Wholly-owned enterprises:
  • Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.
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    Ministry of Tertiary Education2

  • Tertiary Education.

  • Programmes:
  • Higher Education Services Division (HESD);
  • Helping You Prepare for Employment (HYPE);
  • Multi Sector Skills Training Programme (MuST);
  • On-The-Job-Training Programme (OJT);
  • Programme of Apprenticeship and Reorientation Training;
  • retraining programme;
  • Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF);
  • the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme; and,
  • the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP).

  • Statutory boards and other bodies:
  • Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT);
  • Board of Industrial Training;
  • College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts (COSTAATT);
  • Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (ECIAF);
  • John S Donaldson Technical Institute;
  • National Energy Skills Centre (NESC);
  • National Institute of Higher Education (Research, Science and Technology);
  • National Training Agency (NTA);
  • San Fernando Technical Institute;
  • Teachers Training Colleges;
  • Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute

  • Statutory Boards and other bodies (cont’d):
  • University of the West Indies:
  • open campus; and,
  • University of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Majority-owned enterprises:
  • Metal Industries Company Ltd (MIC):
  • Government vocational centres

  • Wholly-owned enterprises:
  • National Information, Communication, Technology Company Ltd (iGovTT); and,
  • Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme limited (YTEPP).
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    Ministry of Tobago Development

  • Central Administrative Services
  • Prices
  • Weights and Measures Inspectorate
  • Meteorological Services
  • Civil Aviation
  • Registrar General and co-ordination of matters relating to Tobago
  • Tobago Regional Health Authority
  • Tobago Projects Development and Authority Limited.
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    Ministry of Tourism

  • Tourism
  • Hotel Development
  • Life Guard Services
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    Ministry of Trade, Industry & Investment3

  • Product Information
  • Product Quality Development
  • Trade – Local and International
  • Trade Agreements
  • Venture Capital Incentive Programme
  • Commerce
  • Anti-Dumping
  • Competition Policy
  • Industry
  • Export Processing Zones
  • Technology Park

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Betting Levy Board
  • Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
  • Trinidad and Tobago Racing Authority

  • Wholly Owned Enterprises
  • Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company Ltd (Eteck).
  • Export-Import Bank of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd.
  • Trinidad and Tobago Free Zones Company Ltd.
  • Tourism Development Company Ltd. (TDC)

  • Majority Owned Enterprises
  • Business Development Company Limited
  • Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited (PLIPDECO)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Export Trading Company Ltd
  • Indirectly Owned Enterprises
  • Property and Industrial Port Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago
  • National Flour Mills
  • PLIPWIJIS Ltd.
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    Ministry of Transport

  • Government Buildings
  • Air Services Agreements
  • Harbours
  • Motor Vehicles Registration and Control
  • Public Transport
  • Shipping
  • Traffic Management
  • National Transportation
  • Heritage Buildings

  • Statutory Boards and other Bodies
  • Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT)
  • Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA)
  • Pilotage Authority
  • Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT)
  • Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC)
  • Transport Board
  • Trinidad & Tobago Civil Aviation Authority
  • Maritime and Fisheries Institute of Trinidad & Tobago

  • Wholly Owned Enterprises
  • The Vehicle Maintenance Corporation of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd
  • National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd.
  • National Maintenance Training and Security Company Limited (MTS)

  • Majority Owned Enterprises
  • National Helicopter Company Ltd
  • Minority Owned Enterprises
  • LIAT (1974) Ltd
  • Ministry of Works and Infrastructure

  • Bridges;
  • Coastal Erosion;
  • Drainage;
  • Heritage Buildings;
  • Maintenance; and,
  • Roads and Highways

  • Programmes:
  • Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiency (PURE).

  • Wholly-owned enterprises:
  • National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (Nidco); and,
  • National Maintenance Training and Security Company Ltd (MTS).
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    note:
  • Portfolios and/or departments are subject to change ministries without notice.
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  • 1...New Ministry as of June 2012
  • 2...Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education split into two ministries: Ministry of Science & Technology and MInistry of Tertiary Education
  • 3...Ministry of Trade and Industry renamed to Ministry of Trade, Industry & Investment
  • 4...Ministry of Planning and Economy split into ... Ministry of Planning; Economy join Finance hence: Ministry of Fianance and Economy
  • 5...Ministry of Housing and the Environment split into ... Ministry of Housing and a new Minstry Environment and Water Resources
  • 6...Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communication split into ... Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a new Ministry of Communication
  • 7...Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs split into ... Ministry of Food Production and a new Minstry Environment and Water Resources







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