From art to engineering, rebirth for Williams

Saturday June 29, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Infrastructure’s director of planning and projects Sonny Williams. 19062719 Infrastructure’s director of planning and projects Sonny Williams. 19062719

Former Cultural Development secretary Sonny Williams has taken over an important role with Infrastructure Cook Islands.

 Williams is now director of planning and projects, overseeing coordination, budgeting, monitoring and reporting in the division.

Williams left the Ministry of Cultural Development in early 2016 after being cleared of allegations of financial misconduct. He took some time off before taking up his new role.

He took on the director for planning and projects position after “an opportunity arose to utilise my experience of working in government at senior management level for years”.

Williams said the role came with a lot of challenges and he was looking forward to them.

“It’s very challenging because of its nationwide scope and spread, and government’s very strong intentions on infrastructure development,” he said.

“Only time will tell how long I remain. I hope to be able to get the planning and projects division to a better position of delivering on the results required of it to meet government’s infrastructure plans.”

A major focus of the Infrastructure ministry in the 2019/20 financial year will be roadworks, which received a massive $8.5 million in the Budget.

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