Four days after he was sworn in as Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte has been removed from the post following the discovery that he is a citizen of Ghana.
This was announced by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in a release issued this afternoon.
“It has come to the attention of the Honourable Prime Minister (Dr Keith Rowley) that Mr Robert Le Hunte is a citizen of Ghana and accordingly he is not qualified under section 42(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to be a appointed as a Senator.”
As a result, the Prime Minister will once again assume the portfolio as Public Utilites Minister until the matter is rectified; the post he held for more than a month following Marlene McDonald’s dismissal as minister.
"It is expected that this situation will be rectified by Friday 1 September, 2017," the OPM said
Le Hunte, the former Managing Director of HFC Bank (Ghana) Limited, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited.