President Granger hosts prayer service, thanks everyone for support


President David Granger has expressed his “profound gratitude” to his Cabinet members, staff and 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.

“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,” the President was quoted as saying in a release from the Ministry of the Presidency.

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

According to the release, Mr 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.

President David Granger and others 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. [Ministry of the Presidency photo]
“We have never been more cohesive, more purposeful than we have been in these last few weeks,” the Prime Minister was quoted as saying.

The service was organised by Minister of Social Protection, Ms. Amna Ally, and 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.

The President returned to Guyana late Tuesday night from Cuba where he underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Non- Hodgkin Lymphoma, which is a type of Cancer that develops in a network of vessels and glands throughout the body.

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