Hon. Dr. Vince Henderson was sworn in as Minister for Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development, and Renewable Energy at the State House Conference Center on Thursday.
H.E President Charles A. Savarin administered the Oath of Office to Dr. Vince Henderson.
President Savarin also expressed congratulations to Dr. Vince Henderson. He said, ‘First of all let me congratulate you on your election in Grand Bay, which was not unexpected, and your appointment as a minister of government… I have no doubt having served with you in the Cabinet as a minister.’
The President then went on to say, ‘I do not doubt that the cabinet, the people of the grand bay, and the people of Dominica will be well and fully served by you in the new capacity, so congratulations.’
Hon. Dr. Vince Henderson became the Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Bay Constituency in the November 25th by-election.
The new Cabinet Minister says he looks forward to serving as a member of the Cabinet and hopes to make a meaningful contribution that will advance the cause of the people of the Grand Bay Constituency and Dominica by extension.
Hon. Dr. Vince Henderson previously served in the Government of Dominica as Minister for Housing and Physical Planning; Agriculture, Environment, Fisheries and Parks; Education, Human Resource Development, Sports and Youth Affairs; and Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Labour.
Dr. Henderson says he embraces the opportunity to serve as the Minister for Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development, and Renewable Energy.
He stated that it allows him to bear the experience; he also noted that this has been his work over the past decade, and perhaps one could even say beyond that.
He also looks forward to working in advancing the policies that have already been articulated by the Prime Minister in making Dominica, the first resilient island nation in the world.
He ended by saying, ‘ I look forward to performing in that role that I can give support to my colleagues, who themselves have been a burden in dealing with the many challenges that Dominica has been faced with and especially brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic.’
Dr. Henderson was also the Ambassador to the United Nations and the United States of America and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.
He played a leading role in the Dominican Geothermal Energy Development for over a decade and served as Senior Advisor to the Dominica Geothermal Energy Development Company.