Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d), Mark Phillips, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Colonel (Ret’d) Nazrul Hussain as Director-General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC).
Hussain will be replacing Kester Craig who opted for early retirement from the Guyana Defence Force earlier this year.
The Prime Minister made this announcement during an officiating ceremony at the CDC headquarters in Thomas Lands while noting that Hussain’s has a wide array of experience, making him fit for this role.
Hussain retired from the GDF in 2019 with 35 years of service. He has also been trained both locally and overseas in disaster management.
Colonel Hussain has pledged to “do my (his) best as Director General.”
Hussain currently also holds the role as the Director of the Covid-19 Task Force Secretariat.
The Prime Minister in closing thanked Colonel Craig for his service not only to the Guyana Defence Force, but also to the Civil Defence Commission. Craig has 15 years of service at the commission beginning as an Operations and Training Officer and rising to his outgoing position as Director-General.
In the meantime, Major Loring Benons would continue to serve as the Deputy Director-General of the CDC.