Energy Minister back on the job

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:45

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Senator Franklin Khan, returned to office today after undergoing successful major surgery for a heart condition earlier this year.

A statement by the ministry said Minister Khan is eager to resume his role of leading the Ministry and the energy sector "through what some have described as uniquely challenging times".

"He can be expected to draw on his wide and varied experience as well as his formidable strength, tenacity and creativity in addressing many of the complex issues currently facing the local, regional and international energy industry", the statement said.

It said that upon his arrival at the International Waterfront Center, Minister Khan was warmly greeted by the Permanent Secretary and other members of the Ministry’s Management Team.

He indicated that he was extremely pleased to be in good health and ready to hit the ground running.

The Minister also took the opportunity to thank his many well-wishers for their valuable prayers, support and words of encouragement during his period of convalescence.

He assured staff, industry stakeholders and the national community that he remains absolutely committed to working tirelessly to achieve the goals of growth, profitability and sustainability for the local energy sector.