Condolences are pouring in following the passing of Energy Minister Franklin Khan.
In a release, the Energy Ministry remembered his contributions as Minister:
“During his tenure as the Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Senator Khan accomplished a multitude of feats, for the benefit of the MEEI, and ultimately, the country. These accomplishments included the successful restructuring of Petrotrin. In 2018, Minister Khan was an integral part of the GORTT’s Empowered Negotiating Team, which undertook negotiations with Shell and BP to address the issue of revenue leakage in the LNG sector. Under Minister Khan’s leadership, the MEEI embarked on the first large-scale renewable energy project in the country. On behalf of the MEEI, Mrs. Penelope Bradshaw-Niles, Acting Permanent Secretary and the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Sandra Fraser would like to express sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Senator Khan. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”
The American Chamber of Commerce of T&T (AMCHAM T&T) also extended condolences:
“In our interaction with him, Senator Khan was always open and engaging. His signature smile provided a window to his personality. He was willing to listen and consider different points of view. His steely competence and commitment towards national development have left an indelible mark on Trinidad and Tobago. We hope that his family and loved ones are able to find peace and comfort in the significant contribution that he has made, and the memories they shared. May he rest in eternal peace.”
Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein also fondly remembered Mr. Khan as a man who dedicated his life to public service and a true representation of dedicated service and good governance:
“I fondly remember our many conversations from political interactions in the era of the late Patrick Manning to during my tenure as Mayor of the City of San Fernando, then with my entry into the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government in 2016 and even up to last night. Minister Khan was a mentor and close friend of mine and many others, always available to listen and give advice. My friend and brother in service, I will truly miss our conversations and those wonderful moments of laughter. You were indeed a visionary who served the local government fraternity and by extension the people of Trinidad and Tobago exceptionally; and for this we are eternally grateful.”