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Francis DeSouza
(31 December 1944 - 27 December 2018)
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Francis Vibert DeSouza
Former Cabinet Minister, Guyana

Francis Vibert DeSouza was a Guyanese politician and former Cabinet Minister.

Early life

Francis Vibert DeSouza was born on 31 December 1944, in Moruka, North West District, Guyana. He was the son of Silvano and Alexandrina Mary (Atkinson).

Career

De Souza was appointed as Guyana's first Minister of Amerindian Affairs in 1992. Prior to being appointed Minister of Amerindian Affairs, DeSouza served as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development. He also wore many hats in his professional career including working as an entrepreneur. He also worked as a Sales Agent at the Hand in Hand Insurance Company; a cultural officer attached to the Agricultural & General Workers Union and a technician, clerk, at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital.

Desouza has also served and was a member of several organisations. He was President of Catholic Youth, Guyana (1969-1970); Member Progressive Youth Organization (1972-1982); Vice-president Guyanese Organization of Indigenous People, Guyana (1991-1992).

Personal life

DeSouza was married to wife Mary Mootoo (15 August 1970); and was the father of four children - Sharon Caroline, Sean Andre, Karen Ann, and Karl Alexander.

Death

DeSouza died at this home in Eccles, Guyana on 27 December 2018.  He was 73.

Sources

https://dpi.gov.gy/former-govt-minister-francis-vibert-desouza-dies/

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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 31 December 1944
Place of Birth North West District, Guyana
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Date of Death 27 December 2018 (aged 73)
Place of Death Eccles, Guyana
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Cabinet Minister, Guyana
First Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Guyana
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