President David Granger has expressed profound gratitude to his Cabinet members, staff and the rest of the nation for their support, prayers and well wishes for his complete recovery.
He was speaking at a welcome home and prayer ceremony hosted this morning at State House, according to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency.
The President, who has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, returned to the country last night after receiving medical treatment in Cuba.
“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,” he said.
The President, the release said, also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge for “continuing to govern seamlessly”, during his absence.
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, according to the release.
The service, which was organised by Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally, also included the recitation of prayers by Central Islamic Organisation’s Director of Education, Shaikh Moeen-ul-Hack; Representative of the Guyana Pandits Ubraj Narine and Full Gospel Assemblies of God, Pastor Winston McGowan.