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Suriname finance minister resigns

first_img Share Share By Ivan CairoWonnie BoedhowPARAMARIBO, Suriname — Citing “personal circumstances”, Suriname’s minister of finance, Wonnie Boedhoe, resigned late Friday afternoon. In a press release, the Office of the President subsequently announced that President Desi Bouterse had accepted her resignation, bringing the number of cabinet ministers who have stepped down since he came into office in August 2010, to two.In December 2010, forestry minister Martinus Sastroredjo, was sacked by the government leader after his spouse submitted proposals to acquire state-owned land.According to the president’s office, in consultation with Boedhoe, how she could serve the government and the country in another position will be examined.Boedhoe, a former banker, was Bouterse’s personal choice for the position of minister of finance, when his National Democratic Party came into power after the May 25 general elections last year.Meanwhile Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Lackin, will be in charge as acting minister of finance until a new official has been appointed.Meanwhile Boedhoe has refuted claims that she was forced to resign.“I, myself have requested to be relieved of my duties. It is purely personal and I am grateful that he (the president) has accepted my resignation. We had a very pleasant relation the president and I, and together we worked long hours,” she told de Ware Tijd newspaper.Although the government presented its budget to parliament in October 2010, the legislature is still to debate this bill.Caribbean News Now 13 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Suriname finance minister resigns by: – June 13, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

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