Second-term legislator Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), now the Minister for Health and Social Development, says he is eager to chart the course where upgrades or refinements are required within the Ministry, Departments, Units, and Boards that are under his responsibility.
“The National Health Insurance was a hot topic during the recently concluded general elections and I have already begun engaging the relevant stakeholders to move forward with the solutions.”
Hon Wheatley made the remarks during Last week’s May 18, 2023, swearing-in ceremony and First Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.
“Madam Speaker, as it relates to the Social Assistance Grants, I hear the concerns of the residents and I have encouraged the Social Development Department to increase their public relations campaign to ensure that everyone is well aware and understand the process,” he noted.
Hon Wheatley added that he is 100% supportive of the department receiving additional resources to better assist the public.
The Minister said National Health
Insurance was a hot topic during the recently concluded General
Elections and that he has already begun engaging the relevant
stakeholders to move forward with the solutions.
Hon Wheatley commits to working with all legislators
Meanwhile, the Minister said he is fully committed to working with all elected Members to bring about the many changes and opportunities for the Territory and its people, whether it be land, affordable homes, assistance for farmers and fisher-folks, cleaning up the Territory or improvements in Education or Financial Services.
Hon Wheatley added that he re-affirms his commitment to finding solutions to VI’s challenges and improving local services where necessary.
“I am honoured to be entrusted to lead the change for such an important Ministry, especially given the fact that the subjects under my charge touch the lives of every individual who lives and call these islands home,” he added.