Tributes continue to pour in for late Energy Minister Franklin Khan this time from the Minister of Natural Resources in Guyana Vickram Bharrat, who on behalf of the government of Guyana yesterday extended “deepest condolences” to the Trinidad and Tobago government and the family of Franklin Khan on the passing of the late Energy Minister.
Bharrat in a release sent to the T&T Guardian yesterday said Khan has been recognised as a “trailblazer and true patriot.”
“Among his numerous contributions to his country, he has served as a Member of Parliament, Minister of Works and Transport, Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, and most recently Minister of Energy and Energy Industries,” the release stated.
“The Minister of Natural Resources, Hon Vickram Bharrat M.P. and the Government of Guyana, express heartfelt sympathy to the people of Trinidad and Tobago during this time of grief,” it stated.
“May his soul rest in peace,” the release stated.
Meanwhile the Proman family of companies says it is deeply sadden by his passing. In a statement Proman described Khan as an outstanding public servant who dedicated his career to the people of T&T.
Claus Cronberger, managing director, Proman Ltd T&T said Khan’s steadfast leadership and commitment to the advancement of the energy sector was greatly appreciated by all those who worked with him.
“I am shocked and saddened by Minister Khan’s unexpected passing and my thoughts are with his family in this time of grief.
“He will be remembered by all those who had the honour of working with him. I speak for my colleagues across the Proman family of companies when I say that his dedication, leadership and experience will be a huge loss to the energy sector and to the people of Trinidad and Tobago,” Cronberger added.
David Cassidy, Chief Executive, Proman AG said Khan was a dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly to serve the people of T&T throughout his career.
“We had the privilege of working closely with him in recent years in his position as Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and always appreciated his unwavering commitment to championing the energy sector.
“I would personally like to extend my sincerest condolences to Minister Khan’s family and friends and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at this difficult time,” Cassidy added.