By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter
Newly elected Cayo North Area Representative, Dr. Omar Figueroa will be appointed as a Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced the decision to appoint Figueroa as Minister of State at a special meeting of Minister Colleagues on Friday.
Figueroa will be sworn in as Minister of State by Governor General Colville Young on Monday January 12th. He will also take the Oath of Office as a member of the House of Representatives at the next sitting of the House.
Figueroa won a convincing victory for the United Democratic Party (UDP) in Cayo North on Monday, delivering an additional seat for the government in the House of Representatives and giving the government an 18 to 13 majority.
He won the division against the People’s United Party’s (PUP) candidate, Richard Harrison by a difference of 1316 votes. Figueroa amassed a total of 2664 votes while Harrison received 1348 votes.