“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.
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