Civic Democrat Martin Kuba to become new industry and trade minister

Civic Democrat Martin Kuba will become the new industry and trade minister, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. Mr Kuba, who heads the centre-right party’s organization in South Bohemia, will be appointed by President Václav Klaus on Wednesday. The 38-year-old Petr Kuba, a medic by profession, has for the last three years served as deputy governor of the South Bohemian region. His predecessor at the ministry, Martin Kocourek, was last week forced to step down after he failed to explain the origin of millions of crowns suddenly appeared in an account belonging to his mother.

Author: Jan Richter