The chief minister of Magwe Region has submitted names for two vacant regional minister posts, after his first nominees were rejected by the regional parliament.
The nominees were to fill the positions of minister of Labour, Immigration and Population and minister of Agriculture and Irrigation after the former ministers quit their posts on January 10.
U Myint Swe, a district education officer and retired deputy director is the new nominee for the position of minister of Labour Immigration and Population.
For Agriculture and Irrigaiton minister, the chief minister nominated U Khin Maung Tun, former director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation from Pwint Phyu township.
The parliament is to decide on the two nominations on Thursday, according to U Zaw Moe Aung, regional Hluttaw representative for Thayet township.
“The chief minister nominated two people who are not members of the NLD. It is obvious that we can cooperate not only with party members but all experts. The government and Hlutttaw have chosen the best thing for the public,” he said.
“This is the fourth time that the chief minister submitted a name for the vacant post to the Hluttaw, but it is the second official nomination,” U Zaw Moe Aung told reporters.
The two minister positions have been vacant for more than 80 days. So far there appears to be no objection from Hluttaw MPs to the new nominees, based on a random survey of regional parliament members conducted by The Myanmar Times.
The two nominees submitted by the chief minister will be discussed at the Hluttaw session to be held on Thursday.
Senior regional officials expressed confidence that the parliament will approve the nominees.
Courtesy : mmtimes.com
photo : The Irrawaddy