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GUYANA | Granger Returns, Expresses Gratitude to Nation for Support

Featured President David Granger on arrival  last night at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri President David Granger on arrival last night at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri
GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, November 21, 2018 - President David Granger, having returned last night from a three week medical visit to Cuba where he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, today expressed gratitude to his Cabinet members, staff and the rest of the nation for their support, prayers and well wishes for his complete recovery, at a welcome home and prayer ceremony hosted, this morning, at State House.

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President David Granger pays keen attention as Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three) Regional Executive Officer, Ms. Jennifer Ferreira-Dougal sings during a prayer and welcome ceremony held this morning at State House. Also in photo are (from right to left) Minister of Social Protection Ms. Amna Ally, Prime Minister Mr. Moses Nagamootoo, Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Carl Greenidge, Minister of Public Security Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan, Pastor Winston McGowan, Pandit Ubraj Narine and Director of Education Central Islamic Organisation, Shaikh Moeen-ul-Hack

“Thank you for your expressions of concern over the last three weeks… Throughout that time, I received greetings from you all and from other well-wishers and, more than the greetings, prayers and I am truly grateful,” Granger said.

The President also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister, Mr. Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge for continuing to govern seamlessly, during his absence.

The President who was accompanied by his wife, travelled to the Republic of Cuba on October 30, 2018 to undergo a medical investigation.

While in Cuba, President Granger was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma after an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana.

Given the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, the President’s Medical Team has performed a number of medical interventions including the first round of chemotherapy treatment. The President has responded well to the treatment and was given approval to return to Guyana.

In his remarks at this morning's function, Prime Minister Nagamootoo said that the nation was pleased to welcome the President back home and assured him that his Cabinet and members of the National Security Committee worked to ensure that the country continued to be governed well in his absence.

“We have never been more cohesive, more purposeful, than we have been in these last few weeks,” he said.

The service, which was organised by Minister of Social Protection, Ms. Amna Ally, also included the recitation of prayers by Central Islamic Organisation’s Director of Education, Shaikh Moeen-ul-Hack; Representative of the Guyana Pandit Ubraj Narine and Full Gospel Assemblies of God, Pastor Winston McGowan.

  • Countries: Guyana

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