On August 30th, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, administered the oath of office for Mr. Christopher Wever as the new Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure.
The Oath that must be taken by all Ministers according to Article 41 of our constitution reads as follows: ‘I swear that I have not given or promised anything to anyone whosoever, in connection with obtaining my appointment as minister, nor shall I do. I swear that I shall not accept any pledge or gift of any description from any person whatsoever, directly or indirectly, in order to take or refrain from any action of any description in this position. I swear my loyalty to the King and the Charter for the Kingdom, that I shall always help to uphold the Constitution of Sint Maarten and shall support the welfare of Sint Maarten so help me God.
(This I declare and affirm)!
During the ceremony, Governor Holiday advised the new Minister and colleague ministers that the successful rebuilding of a sustainable and resilient Sint Maarten will depend on the degree in which they work together. Article 39 of the constitution requires that the council of ministers meet, deliberate and take decisions to promote the unity of government’s overall policy.
Governor Holiday congratulated the new Minister and wished him wisdom and strength, individually and together with his colleagues as he seeks to meet his constitutional responsibility to the people of Sint Maarten.
Mr. Christopher Wever is the 6th Minister of VROMI in a ten year period since St. Maarten became country in 10-10-2010.