Eight months since his last press conference, President David Granger is set to appear before the national media on Friday for his first full press conference for the year.
The last time the President hosted a media conference was in December 2017 and before that, his previous press conference was in December of 2016.
In December, he had assured that he would have been making more frequent appearances before the media at more regular press conferences, but that has not been the case.
With several major national and international issues brewing since then, several media houses and news editors along with the Guyana Press Association raised concern about the lack of Presidential Press Conferences by President Granger, who as Opposition Leader, hosted weekly media conferences.
The President’s office has pointed to a busy work schedule and international travel as reasons for the long delay in the hosting of regular press conferences.
Journalists would usually be allowed to get comment from the President on national issues during short sidebar interviews at various events.
Friday’s press conference is likely to be broadcast on national tv and radio.