Makandal Daaga

Dr Khan to Government: Memorialize Makandal Daaga

Member of Parliament for San Juan/Barataria, Dr Fuad Khan, is calling on the Government to ensure that the legacy of Makandal Daaga is recognised in a form befitting the contributions he made to Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr Khan has joined those paying tribute to the late 'Chief Servant'.

Daaga to be buried on Saturday

Late freedom fighter Makandal Daaga, the former founder of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC), will be buried on Saturday, the day he was to turn 81.

The funeral will take place at 9 am at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

Daaga, who led the 1970 Black Power Movement, died at the Port of Spain General Hospital on Monday.

He had been ailing for several months.

A condolence book has been opened at NJAC office, Duke street, Port of Spain.

Daaga is the holder of the nation's highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

London: Daaga's impact is indisputable

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London says Makandal Daaga's impact on the social and economic landscape of the country is indisputable.

London has paid tribute to Daaga in the following statement:

"On behalf of the Tobago House of Assembly and the people of Tobago, I extend sincerest condolences to the family, friends and admirers of Makandal Daaga and the members of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) on the death of one of the country’s most influential leaders.

TTMA: Daaga was a true son of the soil

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association has paid tribute of the late "Chief Servant" Makandal Daaga who died on Monday.

The TTMA describes him as a son of the soil, in a statement issued today.

Persad-Bissessar: T&T has lost a national treasure

Opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described the death of NJAC founder and former political leader, Makandal Daaga as the loss of a "national treasure".

Daaga passed away earlier today at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

SEE ALSO: Makandal Daaga passes on

The following is a statement from Persad-Bissessar on his passing.

Makandal Daaga passes on

The founder and former political leader of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) and long time activist Makandal Daaga has died.

Daaga had been ailing over the past year from a number of complications.

He had suffered several strokes and quite recently an attack of the flu further weakened his immune system.

He died at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital at 1.35pm.

Daaga was most recently known as one of the five leaders of the People's Partnership that formed the government on May 24th, 2010.