The People’s Progressive Party has expressed grief at the passing of former Chief Planner of the Ministry of Finance, Clyde Roopchand.
In a statement the party said it believes his passing is a remarkable loss for Guyana since his conduct in society during his years of service have impacted the country’s development.
In addition, his societal figure as a mentor to those who sought his wisdom and advice will leave a major sad note in the lives he touched. The party cited that being diligent and of sound knowledge, he can be credited for his invaluable contribution to the building of Guyana into an advanced nation.
“His passion and commitment to advance the country and the welfare of its people, is undisputed.”
His work for Guyana’s development had not only been local, but he had represented on an international scale with much devotion and eagerness.
For this reason, the party believes that Guyana has undeniably lost a significant member of society whose name will live on in the country’s history.
“Guyana has indeed lost a stalwart and a true son. The best tribute would be to ensure that his contributions are not forgotten and the impeccable standards he set, be emulated.” the party advises. PPP/C extended condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Roopchand, reminding them to continue to upkeep strength even in their time of grief.
“Our Party wishes to extend its deepest condolences to his immediate family and relatives, his friends and colleagues. We trust that his family remains strong in this time of profound grief.”
Roopchand passed away on March 30 in New York, USA.
His death struck Guyana, with many politicians offering sympathy to his family and friends.
These included President David Granger, former President Bharat Jagdeo and Minister of State Joseph Harmon, among others.