GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 8, 2020 (CMC) – Komal Chand, a veteran trade unionist and parliamentarian for the People’s Progressive Party-C (PPP-C), died, yesterday, in Cuba.
Up to the time of his death, Chand, who was 75, was President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).
Executive Secretary of the PPP-C, Zulfikar Mustapha, said, “We are very saddened, it was a shock” that Chand died.
“He was a bit sick and he was recovering, and I thought he would have gotten back healthy, to Guyana,” he said.
Mustapha hailed Chand as a strong defender of Guyanese workers.
“This is a loss, not only for the PPP-C, but the entire country. He was a strong trade unionist and he fought for the working people,” he added.