PM Nagamootoo returns

President David Granger (left) and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo at the ceremony. (DPI photo)

A prayer breakfast yesterday morning brought together President David Granger, several ministers of government and well-wishers to welcome home Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who returned after recuperating in the United States following  successful heart bypass surgery.

PM Nagamootoo, accompanied by his wife, Sita Nagamootoo and his eldest daughter, Maria Nagamootoo, arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at 7.10 am yesterday, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Hosted at the PM’s residence, the prayer breakfast was attended by President David Granger, First Lady Sandra Granger, Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally, Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan and Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman, family, and friends.

The government ministers, all expressed pleasure at the PM’s return and recommitted to ensuring that his health and well-being are a top priority for the government.

Ally said, according to DPI,  “Prime Minister, I want to say to you, that you have to take it one day at a time, we love you, we treasure you and we want to have you for a long, long time.”

Ramjattan said, according to DPI,  “The advantages of having you in our midst and the fact of having your remarks at Cabinet, Parliament, the AFC meetings and security meetings among others” were missed.

In his remarks, Trotman said “we look forward to your presence in the house and we say to your wife and family, thank you for taking care of him, thank you for bringing him home to us and we will not fail you. We have a duty to take care of him and we will not let you down and we will not fail you, Sir.”

Meanwhile, at yesterday’s post-Cabinet Press briefing, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon reported that the Prime Minister had resumed duty.  Harmon assured that the Prime Minister was kept abreast of “things that were happening in the country” and was also briefed on matters relating to this ministry.

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