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Sunday, April 23, 2006

SERVING COUNTRY


HERE TO SERVE: Being sworn in as the new Minister within the Agriculture Ministry in October 1996 by President Cheddi Jagan who recalled him from the posting in Venezuela to fill the crucial role. (Mike Norville photo)

Sawh was one of those Guyanese who fled Guyana under the harsh years of the Burnham government. He was born at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, the last of nine children. His parents were farmers and brought him up from their stall at the Stabroek Market in Georgetown. Their home and small business was destroyed in the riots of 1963. He lived in many parts of Guyana before heading to Canada.

There he attended York University and attained a degree in economics. During his 20 years in Canada, he headed the PPP’s support group there.

“My entire spare time was spent with the Association of Concerned Guyanese, of which I was President for about a decade. When you think of it, regrettably, I don’t have a personal friend, I don’t have a sport, I don’t have any kind of music,” he said in an interview with Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Sharief Khan, published May 4, 1997.

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