Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ms. Dhanmattee Ramdath
Deputy Permanent Secretary Ms. Dhanmattee Ramdath retains a keen interest in the enhancement of staff development and output and corporate service optimization at the Ministry of Works and Transport.
With over 35 years of contribution to the Public Service, Ms. Ramdath began her career at the office of the Chief Personnel Officer, Personnel Department and served in the areas of financial administration, records and registry management, procurement, human resource management, policy development and project management. Additionally, Ms. Ramnath was appointed at the Judiciary (2002 to 2005), Ministry of Planning and Development (2005-2008). Ministry of Planning, Housing and the Environment (2008-2010), and the Ministry of Housing and the Environment (2010 - 2012).
During her time at the MOWT, Ms. Ramnath was responsible for overseeing the highly modernized Caroni Licensing Office. This feat included the consolidation of the former Chaguanas Licensing Office along with various services from the Port of Spain office. Caroni is now considered the headquarters of all licensing offices in Trinidad and Tobago.
Ms. Ramdath steered the team responsible for the establishment of the Procurement Unit; a new organ of the MOWT designed to deliver a streamlined and transparent means of public spending to provide value for money on all projects. She likewise led the team that developed the major guiding policy of the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.
Ms. Ramnath acknowledges the hard work and dedication of her team.