Georgetown, Guyana – (January 13, 2017) President David Granger and First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger along with members of the Cabinet and other Ministers and officials of the Government, today, joined with relatives and friends of the late Ms. Sandra Michelle Adams, MS to bid her farewell at a home-going ceremony held at the McKenzie Sports Ground, Linden.
Ms. Adams, who was a dedicated public servant, community organiser and political activist and served as the Assistant National Director of the Community Development Council in the Ministry of Communities, Principal Political Secretary and member of the Central Executive Committee of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and also the Regional Chairman of the Party’s Upper Demerara- Berbice Region, died on January 2, 2018 after a period of illness.
In a glowing tribute to her, President Granger described Ms. Adams as a hard worker, who was loyal and dedicated to service to her country and development of her people. “I concluded long ago that Sandra was the right woman at the right place at the right time. She was a gift for our party, our community and our country. Over the years, I have found that in her commitment to country and community that there is no variableness. She worked unblinkingly and unflinchingly… Sandra had three great loves, her family, her party and her community of Linden. She was a presence. She was bold, blunt and plainspoken and I would be the happiest leader in the western hemisphere if I had one Sandra Adams in every region of Guyana,” the President said.
The President extended sympathy to her children Deron Montrose and Delroy Anthony, grandchildren, Dericia and Dariana Anthony, siblings, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, Frank Mackenzie, Marilyn Sinclair, Robert, Berthyle, Royston and Marcia Adams and other relatives.
Sandra Michelle Adams served her country in the National Assembly as a Regional Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2006. In May 2017, she was the recipient of a National Award- the Medal of Service – for her long and outstanding service in social and community affairs in the Upper Demerara-Berbice Region and as a parliamentarian.