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June 24th, 2022

44 year old Attorney Dickon Mitchell has been sworn in as Grenada’s ninth Prime Minister.

During today’s swearing in, he pledged to end nepotism, reform the electoral system and work for the betterment of the tri-island state.

Mitchell, who led the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to a 9-6 victory in yesterday’s general election, took the oath of office before Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade in the presence of his grandmother, his two children and supporters of the party.

He says that a collective approach will be needed to deal with the many problems confronting Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

The Prime Minister told the country that under his leadership, the NDC must lead by example by taking a united citizens approach to governance.

Mitchell urged Grenadians to be part of the transformation of the country and says that while the members of the Cabinet and portfolios will be known soon, such a task will be undertaken on a merit basis.

He says they would not move forward as a people if appointments to key government institutions, boards and other services were done on a party loyalty basis.

Prime Minister Mitchell vowed to break the cycle of nepotism under his administration and encouraged all Grenadians, who in the past had shied away from serving the country to come forward as the “doors are open”.

During his address, Mitchell confirmed he had held talks with the former Prime Minister, and that the discussions centred on the need to improve the country.

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