GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday December 3, 2018 – President David Granger is scheduled to return to Cuba tomorrow for further medical intervention, after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the Spanish-speaking nation last month.
Minister of State Joseph Harmon made the announcement after a Cabinet meeting, stressing that while Granger was heeding the advice of his team of Cuban specialist doctors to reduce his workload and scale back public engagements, he “remains in command and control of the business of the state”.
“The president is having meetings. He is giving directions. He is much better than when he left for Cuba [last month]. The treatment regime will require him going to Cuba on a number of occasions,” Harmon added.
He continued that the government “continues to work assiduously to ensure that his visions are kept”.
“The Green State Development Strategy, which is a brainchild of his that we continue to push….Our concern for climate change, our concern for the security of our borders, our concern for the safety and happiness of our people are all principal concerns of our President and he continues to send notes and memoranda in that regard.”
President Granger returned to Guyana from Cuba on November 20 after spending almost three weeks in Cuba where he was tested and treated at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana.
According to Minister Harmon, the Head of State has conveyed his appreciation to all who have expressed concern about his illness and wished him a full recovery.