Hon. Luther Buchanan has always had a love for people and service. He started his professional career as a teacher at the Maggoty and Godfrey Stewart High Schools, respectively. Shortly thereafter, he responded to his true calling, which is service to people.
He is a graduate of the St. Elizabeth Technical High School, Jamaican German Automotive School, holds certificates from the Management Institute for National Development and the University College of the Caribbean.
Minister Buchanan was elected as Councillor in 2003 and elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of Eastern Westmoreland in 2006. He has represented Jamaica twice as a Parliamentary delegate to the Common Wealth Conferences held in London.
The Hon. Luther Buchanan, MP, served as the Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Special Projects and Assignments, including ministerial oversight of the Rural Development Taskforce, and serving as Chairman of the Disaster Risk Reduction Steering Committee and the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Taskforce (2012).
Among his other assignments, he has served as Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Health Care Infrastructure in the Ministry of Health; Minister of State with responsibility for Works in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change.