By Mesha Sealey
AS the people of Guyana rise to start their day, as per usual, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, today marks the burial of one of many in the fight against the deadly virus, People’s Progressive Party/Civic ( PPP/C) Central Committee member, Majeed Hussain. Hussain was described by many as an “easygoing, helpful guy”, a stalwart, and a friend. Leader of the Liberty and Justice Party (JLP), and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Lennox Shuman, had previously taken to social media platform, Facebook to express his condolences.
“He was an excellent and passionate friend, and didn’t mind much where you met, nor the circumstances under which you were there; he was simply happy to see you,” Shuman wrote.
“He was someone who I saw as a leader,” one of the doctors who had previously worked with Hussain recalled, speaking at the reflections service on Tuesday. “Someone who would be there to tell people what to do, and ensure that they get it done,” he said. Speaking at the function, which was reflection held at the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO), longstanding members of the PPP/C also recalled his being one of the PPP/C’s most tireless workers, who played a key role in the success of the PPP/C.
“Majeed was always in the thick of things; in every single one of those attachments that we took,” Vice-President Bharrat Jagdeo recollected on Tuesday, adding: “You don’t find activists of this nature often.” “He was always positive; even on the last day that we spoke,” President Irfaan Ali reminisced of the 59-year-old. “It is unfortunate that Guyana never got to see the full potential of Majeed Hussain,” he said. The Diamond, East Bank Demerara resident leaves to mourn his wife and three children, his many friends and colleagues within the political arena, his party comrades in the PPP/C, and some within the Parliamentary Opposition.
Viewing of Majeed Hussain will begin at 02:15hrs today, followed by another at Freedom House for the singing of the party song, after which he will be laid to rest at the Cummings Lodge Cemetery, just outside Georgetown, on the lower East Coast Demerara.