Jul 31, 2008 News
Former Minister of Economic Development and executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform, Dr. Kenneth King, a former Minister, has died.
A former General Secretary of the PNCR, Dr. Kenneth Stanislaus King was a highly educated and gifted individual who was educated first at Queen’s College and subsequently at Oxford University where he specialised in forestry and economics.
He then went on to join the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) where he served with considerable merit until his retirement in the early ’90s. Dr. King, however, was to interrupt his international public service career to join the PNC Government in 1973 as Minister of Economic Development.
Dr. King returned to FAO and continued his international career. But it was clear that he followed events from afar and was not reluctant to return to Guyana. He returned to serve the Hoyte Administration in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Dr. King was an important player in the shaping of the Economic Recovery Programme and other important economic developments.
After the elections of 1992, he served the PNCR as General Secretary and as a Member of Parliament. His participation in the latter forum was marked by informed and enlightened statements. His deep knowledge of economic matters enabled him to make apt observations about the economic direction of the country under the PPP Administration.
Dr. King was to serve the PPP Administration as an Ambassador to Brussels where he was overcome by illness and had to resign his position and return home.
In a press release the PNCR said that it was tendering its sincere condolences to Dr King’s wife, his immediate family and all of his relatives.
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