Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC)

Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC)

The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) was created in March 2016, with the change of the political administration. The Ministry is charged with drafting the blueprint to drive economic growth and sustainable development in Jamaica. The Ministry has responsibility for seven (7) critical portfolio areas. They are: Land, Environment, Climate Change, Investment and Water and Wastewater.

Under its portfolio areas, the Ministry has oversight for some 48 Agencies, Departments and Divisions, which are responsible for approximately 68 subject areas. Included in the Ministry’s functions are the formulation and implementation of policy relating to these subject areas. It plays a monitoring role to ensure adherence to the policies, and that the operations of these entities are in accordance with the Government of Jamaica’s guidelines and regulations. The Political Directorate of the Ministry is headed by the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. He is supported by two Ministers Without Portfolio.

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Minister: Andrew M Holness

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