The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) expressed condolences on the passing of Abel Krammer, former Toshao of Kako village and Vice Chairman of Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
In a statement, the party said that Krammer was a patriarch of the three founding families – the Hastings, Krammers, and Williams – who established the village in 1957. He served as Toshao from 1969 to 1982. He and his wife Maxine have nine children. He reportedly died on Saturday.
According to the PNCR, Krammer was a staunch advocate of environmental security and sought to protect the Kako River – the village’s main source of water – from the threat of pollution from riverine mining.
“He was a defender of the rights of Indigenous people and was a recipient of the People’s National Congress’ 60th Anniversary Achievement Award in 2017,” the statement added.
The People’s National Congress Reform extended sincere condolences to Maxine Krammer, her children, and the entire Kako village.