Penal/Debe Chairman Ramnath Dies

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

CHAIRMAN of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation Diptee Ramnath has died. 

He died on Friday night. 

Political leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she was deeply saddened by Diptee’s passing as he was a stalwart of her party. 

She posted on Facebook, “I am saddened by the passing of Diptee Ramnath, Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation and a stalwart of the United National Congress.

Diptee has made an indelible contribution to the service of the people in the local government sector. In keeping with the UNC’s mantra to “serve the people,” he worked tirelessly over several years to provide goods and services to burgesses as the elected representative of Quinam-Morne Diablo and as Chairman of PDRC. 

“Mr Ramnath’s work was the embodiment of the ethos of local government service.On behalf of the UNC, I extend my deepest condolences to his bereaved family, friends and colleagues.” 

His death was announced by the corporation in a social media post on Saturday morning.

The Corporation stated, “He has served the Penal Debe Regional Corporation diligently and selflessly for over 30 years. Indeed, the burgesses of Quinam / Morne Diablo, Penal Debe and the entire local government fraternity has lost a man who has contributed significantly to the development of people and distribution of goods and services.” 

Chairman Ramnath, was not only a councillor, he was a businessman, a philanthropist, a man of religion, committed to community, a husband, a father, a friend. Our council, political leader and party stands in solidarity with the family. We pray for his soul and comfort for the family during this most difficult time.” 

Ramnath was appointed chairman in August following the local government election. 

Condolences also came from Charter President of the Rotary Club of Penal Surujdeo Mangaroo.

He said Ramnath was a friend and avid supporter of the Rotary Club of Penal and a former  charter member of the club. 

 “His dedication to the community and his unwavering support for our organization will always be remembered. He was a true leader and his presence will be greatly missed. To his bereaved family members and his colleagues in the PDRC my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May his soul find solace in the comforting arms of Bhagwan Shri Krishna, and may his memory continue to inspire us in our service to others,” Mangaroo posted on his social media page. 


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