Hasina takes oath as PM for 3rd straight term
Published : Monday, 7 January, 2019 at 3:54 PM Count : 572
Sheikh Hasina has taken her oath as prime minister for a third consecutive term.
President Md Abdul Hamid administered the oath for the prime minister at the Bangabhaban at 3:40 pm on Monday.
It is the Awami League president’s fourth term in office, reports bdnews24.com.
The president then administered the oaths for the new ministers, ministers of state and deputy ministers who will form the cabinet. The term of the government that came to power on Jan 12, 2014 officially ends once they finish the oath-taking ceremony.
The oath-taking ceremony was moderated by Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam, who on Sunday, announced the names and offices of the 47 members of the new cabinet at a media briefing.
The prime minister will lead a cabinet of 24 ministers, 19 ministers of state and three state ministers.
The announcement came as a surprise as it is customary for the list of ministers to be disclosed after they have been sworn in.
Hasina has formed a cabinet mostly made up of new faces after the Awami League’s landslide victory in the 11th national parliamentary election.
Hasina’s new administration has dropped 36 members from the previous cabinet. Thirty-one members of the new cabinet are first-timers.
Hasina, who had included representatives from the Awami League’s allied parties in the previous cabinets, has not picked any of them in her new cabinet.
Instead, the new cabinet exclusively consists of members of the Awami League.
As per the list of the cabinet members, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will keep the portfolios for Cabinet Division, Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.
Those were given portfolios of ministers are:
1. AKM Mozammel Haque -Liberation War Affairs
2. Obaidul Quader - Road Transport and Bridges
3. Abdur Razzak- Agriculture
4. Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal- Home Affairs
5. Hasan Mahmud- Information
6. Ansiul Huq- Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
7. AHM Mustafa Kamal- Finance
8. Tajul Islam- Local Government
9. Dipu Moni- Education
10. AK Abdul Momen- Foreign Affairs
11. MA Mannan- Planning
12. Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun- Industry
13. Golam Dastagir Gazi-Textile & Jute
14. Zahid Malik- Health
15. Shadhon Chandra Majumder- Food
16. Tipu Munshi- Commerce
17. Nuruzzaman Ahmed- Social Welfare
18. SM Rezaul Karim- Public Works
19. Md Shahab Uddin- Environment & Forest
20. Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing- Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs
21. Saifuzzaman Chowdhury- Land
22. Nurul Islam Sujan- Railway
23. Yeafesh Osman- Science and Technology (Technocrat)
24. Mustafa Jabbar- Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology (Technocrat)
State ministers :
1. Kamal Ahmed Mojumder -Industry
2. Imran Ahmed -Expatriate Welfare
3. Zahid Ahsan Russel -Youth and Sports
4. Nasrul Hamid - Power and Energy
5. Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru -Fisheries and Livestock
6. Munnuzan Sufian -Labour
7. Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury -Shipping
8. Zakir Hossain -Primary and Mass Education
9. Shariar Alam- Foreign Affairs
10. Zunayed Ahmed Palak -Information and Communication Technology
11. Farhad Hossain -Public Administration
12. Swapan Bhattacharya - Local Government
13. Zahid Faruque -Water Resources
14. Md Murad Hasan -Health
15. Sharif Ahmed -Social Welfare
16. K M Khalid -Cultural Affairs
17. Enamur Rahman -Disaster Management and Relief
18. Mahbub Ali -Civil Aviation
19. Sheikh Md Abdullah- Religious Affaurs (Technocrat)
Deputy Ministers are:
1. Habibun Nahar -Environment
2. AKM Enamul Haque Shamim -Water Resources
3. Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury Nawfel -Education