The Hon. Karl Samuda is a businessman, farmer and a technocrat and, is best known as a veteran politician.
The Minister attended Ardenne High School and received tertiary education in Canada, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa. Steeped in the discipline of Business Administration, he returned to Jamaica and was employed to Alcan Jamaica Limited and Industrial Gases Limited before venturing into furniture manufacturing and later farming, vocations which still occupy his interest, if and when his Ministerial duties and political activities allow.
He also served on the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, having previously served an eight-year stint as a member of the Electoral Advisory Committee.
Former General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party, Minister Samuda is the Member of Parliament for St. Andrew, North Central since 1980, and has the distinction of representing both major political parties in that constituency. Having served as Minister of State in successive political administrations he was recently appointed Minister of the now Ministry of Industry, Commerce Agriculture & Fisheries.
The Minister has been described as a no-nonsense individual with a passion for hard work and an insatiable appetite for success.
Minister Samuda is a proud family man with a beautiful wife and three sons.
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.
We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.
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