I firmly believe that if we get social development and sports right, we will address a lot of the issues.
Mr Weeks said he also aimed to help with financial assistance reform but said he wanted to meet the permanent secretary at the ministry and others before he made any further statements.
Premier David Burt, who made the announcement at Government House, said Mr Weeks is no stranger to Cabinet and no stranger to the very important ministry of social development and sports.
The Premier added that Mr Weeks has a deep passion for the community and for sport.
Mr Weeks pledged to continue Mr De Silvas work to help community and sports clubs.Last nights announcement came as legislators prepare for a return to the House of Assembly on Friday, when the Throne Speech will be delivered under the new PLP Government.Mr Lister, whose parliamentary career began in 1989, represents Sandys North Central, while Hamilton East MP Mr Burgess, a former president of the Bermuda Industrial Union, became an MP in a 1998 by-election.Ms Furbert added that building accessibility also needed to be prioritized.She said: I think with Bermuda having an ageing population and having an increased chronic disease population, that we definitely need to focus on disability and how we can make our community and our environment accessible.