Parliament approves Dr. Hussain as new Fisheries Minister

Fisheries Minister Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Parliament, on Monday, approved the appointment of Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan as the new Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture Minister.

Dr. Hussain was appointed Fisheries Minister on May 5. The President made a formal request for parliamentary approval for the appointment on May 18.

The Parliament voted in support of Dr. Hussain’s appointment with the vote of 55 parliamentarians on Monday afternoon.

Dr. Hussain served as Environment Minister prior to his appointment as Fisheries Minister. The Cabinet reshuffle in May also saw him replaced by Aminath Shauna as Environment Minister, and the dissolution of Communication, Science and Technology Ministry, and the transfer of its mandate to Environment Ministry, which was renamed “Environment, Climate Change and Technology Ministry”.