The Employers Consultative Association (ECA) is saddened by the news of the passing of former Prime Minister and Political Leader of the People's National Movement, Mr. Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning, our nation fourth and sixth Prime Minister.
Mr. Manning will be remembered for having aspired astonishing growth and transformation of Trinidad and Tobago, a man of fortitude who was unafraid to make the unpopular, but necessary decisions which allowed the country to emerge from the tough structural adjustment period of the 1990s and usher in an improved and more prosperous economy at the start of the 21st century. He was a visionary leader committed to shaping the growth of the nation. We have lost an eminent statesman, affable, calm and diplomatic. He bequeaths to posterity an invaluable legacy.
On behalf of the ECA and its members, we express our deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and the nation on his passing.