The Honourable Dr.
Horace Chang MP
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation
Responsibility: Water, Works and Housing
Horace Anthony Chang is a medical doctor by profession, serving in both the public and private sectors where he made significant contributions in the development of a modern public health system for Jamaicans.
Dr. Chang’s political career began in 1976 as an active member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). In 1980 at the age of 27 years, he was elected Member of Parliament for Western Hanover and served that constituency until 1989. He has been the Member of Parliament for North West St. James since 2002.
A former Minister of Housing, Environment, Water and Local Government from 2007 – 2011, under his guidance, the National Housing Development Corporation of Jamaica which included the Operation Pride Programme, was reorganized and renamed the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ). In the Water and Wastewater Sectors, he conceptualized the largest major water supply improvement system, the US$211 Million Jamaica Water Supply Improvement Project (JWSIP) while he was Minister.
Dr. Chang was Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health between 1980 –1986. He has also served as Opposition Spokesman on Housing and Inner-city Development as well as Water and Housing.
Over the years he has held several leadership positions in the JLP serving as General Secretary, Deputy Leader for Area Council 4, Chairman for Area Council Four and Deputy General Secretary. He was also a youth leader in East Rural St. Andrew and Vice President of Young Jamaica.
Dr. Chang is married to Paulette for over thirty eight years; they have two children, Melissa and Martin. He enjoys reading, playing dominoes and travelling around the island.