Our Minister

Brief Biography

Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein, Minister of Rural Development and Local Government

Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein assumed duties as Minister of Rural Development and Local Government in August 2020. Prior to which Minister Hosein efficiently led this ministry from November 2016 to August 2020 with his wealth of Local Government knowledge and experience.

Minister Hosein served as Mayor of the City of San Fernando from November 2013 to October 2016. During that period, he undertook numerous large-scale projects to improve and beautify the city, such as the project to assist socially displaced persons, the city clean-up campaign and the San Fernando volunteer network. Previously, Mr. Hosein served as an elected Councillor for Les Efforts East/Cipero. His tenure as Alderman came to an end when Council was dissolved on October 20th 2016 to make way for the Local Government Elections carded November 28th 2016.

Minister Hosein is a businessman who has occupied leadership positions in both construction and management. He also served as the south regional coordinator for the People’s National Movement (PNM), and has been a member of the party for over 40 years.

Minister Hosein attained secondary education at Naparima College and since then has trained extensively in various management and leadership programmes.

Minister Hosein prioritizes family and spirituality above all. He is married and has two daughters. He holds the honorific title of Haji, which demonstrates that he has visited Mecca in pilgrimage for his faith.