“[…] Minister [Franklin] Khan was a mentor and close friend of mine and many others, always available to listen and give advice. My friend and brother in service, I will truly miss our conversations and those wonderful moments of laughter…”
The following press release on the passing of Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Franklin Khan was submitted to Wired868 by Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Kazim Hosein:
On behalf of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, Minister Kazim Hosein extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of a true servant of the people, Senator the Honourable Minister Franklin Khan.
Minister Khan, who dedicated his life to public service, was a true representation of dedicated service and good governance. He was a member of the local government fraternity, diligently serving as former minister of rural development and local government from 11 September 2015 to 30 October 2016. He also served as former member of parliament for Ortoire/Mayaro and former minister of works and transport.
He most recently served in the cabinet as the minister of energy and energy industries. He has without a doubt left an undeniable mark on the political landscape of our country.
Minister Hosein stated: ‘I fondly remember our many conversations from political interactions in the era of the late Patrick Manning to during my tenure as mayor of the City of San Fernando, then with my entry into the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government in 2016 and even up to last night.
‘Minister Khan was a mentor and close friend of mine and many others, always available to listen and give advice. My friend and brother in service, I will truly miss our conversations and those wonderful moments of laughter.
‘You were indeed a visionary who served the local government fraternity and by extension the people of Trinidad and Tobago exceptionally; and for this we are eternally grateful.’
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government extends prayers to the family and loved ones of Minister Khan during this difficult time.
May his memory shine on in our hearts and minds and may his soul rest in eternal peace.