Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley sent a heartfelt message His Excellency, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana, immediately after learning of the tragedy in Guyana.
Dr. Rowley sent the message yesterday afternoon following Monday’s early morning fire that killed at least 19 students at the Mahdi Secondary School.
“My brother, I feel your pain. This horrible tragedy meets all that we have been enduring on a daily basis. I am here dealing with our constant criminality but this accidental, horrific tragedy with the loss and suffering that is added in your area is testing our faith like no other.
Please accept my condolences on behalf of all of us here and remember if there is anything we can do to help don’t hesitate to reach out.”
Guyana’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali has committed to ensuring that adequate support is provided to those affected by the horrific fire at the Mahdia Secondary School’s dormitory.
The President met with the parents, guardians, and other relatives of the students affected.
“I’m committing, as I have done to the family members already, our full unconditional, unhindered support for the families and these children; whether it be medical, social, counseling, financial, transportation, accommodation- whatever the form of support required, the state will provide that support to the families, to the children.”
The President also declared three days of national mourning.
“I ask that as a nation we utilize the next three days as three days of prayers for these children, their families, and the community”.