Government reshuffle: José Gonçalves leaves for personal reasons and is replaced by Carlos Santos and Paulo Veiga

Praia, Jan 9 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Tourism and Transport and Maritime Economy Jose Gonçalves requested his resignation of government and will be replaced by the current Secretary of State, Paulo Veiga, who is promoted to the post of minister.

For the Tourism and Transport sector comes a new minister, the economist Carlos Santos.

According to a government statement to which Inforpress had access, José Gonçalves, for personal reasons,  requested his resignation to the Prime Minister, José Ulisses Correia e Silva, since November 2019.

The same source says that he will be replaced by Paulo Veiga, who will take over the Maritime Economy portfolio, now as minister, and by economist Carlos Santos, who will be responsible for the Tourism and Transport sectors.

The inauguration takes place on Friday, 10, at 9:00, when the new Deputy Minister of Prime Minister and Regional Integration, Rui Figueiredo Soares will also be sworn in, as had already been announced.



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