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Who is Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali, biography, age, family, parents, wife and religion

Guyanese politician Mohamed Irfaan Ali is presiding over Guyana as its eighth president since 2020, have a look at his biography, wife and religion

Mohamed Irfaan Ali was born in Leonora, a community in the West Coast Demarara district of Guyana, to an Indo-Guyanese Muslim family.

In a recent interview, President Mohamed Irfaan Ali of Guyana called out the “hypocrisy” of the industrialised world. This comment quickly went viral. In the now-viral video clip,Stephen Sackur asked him about concerning oil exploitation and climate change.

Who is Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali, biography, age, height, family, parents, wife and religion

43-year-old Mohamed Irfaan Ali was born on 25 April 1980. Ali is 5ft 11in tall and is a Muslim by religion.

He is the son of two educators namely Mohamed Osman Ali and Bibi Shariman. He attended Cornelia Ida Primary and Leonora Nursery and Primary schools. At Guyana’s St. Stanislaus College, Ali finished his secondary schooling. Ali is married to Arya Ali who is a former former GRA employ. She attended the University of Guyana.

Ali graduated from the University of the West Indies with a doctorate in urban and regional planning. At the National Institute of Labour Economics, which is connected to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in New Delhi, he earned his master’s degree in Human Resource Planning Development in 2003. The institution granted him an Honorary Doctorate in 2023.

Mohamed Irfaan Ali career

Mohamed Irfaan Ali was the minister of housing and water from 2009 to 2015 and is a member of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C). After Noor Hassanali of Trinidad and Tobago and Carlos Saul Menem of Argentina, he is the first Muslim to hold public office and the third Muslim head of state in the Americas.

Until 2015, Ali was a cabinet minister under Donald Ramotar and a member of parliament (MP). He was chosen by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) to run for president in 2020. The general election in March 2020 went in his favour. Months after his election victory, on August 2, 2020, he took the oath of office as Guyana’s tenth president under a barrage of legal challenges pertaining to election integrity and a recount of all electoral votes.

During the 2020 presidential campaign, Ali focused mostly on the economy, pointing to the Granger administration’s slower growth and higher unemployment rate. Ali promised to add 50,000 new employments in the next five years. His focus has been on the importance of transparency and global standards for Guyana’s emerging oil industry, which has the potential to revolutionise the country’s growth.

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