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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 09, 2016) President David Granger, today, paid his final respects to the late Mr. Clyde Raymond Roopchand, CCH, the former Chief Planning Officer of the State Planning Secretariat, at a funeral service, held at the St. Anthony’s of Padua Parish in Buxton.

Mr. Roopchand lost his battle with cancer on March 30, 2016 in New York.

Mr. Roopchand served for many years in the State Planning Secretariat and the Ministry of Finance and was awarded the Cacique’s Crown of Honour (CCH) in 2011 for his service to Guyana.

President Granger signs the Book of Condolences for the late Mr. Clyde Roopchand CCH, at his funeral service, held this afternoon in Buxton.

He held numerous other regional and international posts, including Director of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), alternate Governor of the CDB. He also served as Guyana’s representative to the Board of Governors meetings of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) and as Chairman of the GRA Board, among others.

He was remembered for his unquestionable commitment to national development and his selfless service to the Guyanese people, especially to the community of Buxton.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland and other government and opposition members also attended the funeral service.

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