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152 new recruits were observed by President Donald Ramotar and senior officers of the army

In the blistering mid afternoon sun Selwin Williams received the prize of best graduating student of the basic army recruitment course. He was among the 152 new recruits who were observed by President Donald Ramotar and senior officers of the army on the Tarmac of the National Cultural Centre.

In addressing the recruits President Ramotar urged them to uphold the recognition of soldiers and to be role models for young people.

President Ramotar said the army needs a steady stream of recruits to occupy various roles in the army so it can carry out it’s changing role. Chief-of-Staff Gary Best told the soldiers that apart from protecting the country’s territorial integrity, their role can also involve protecting the country’s democracy and upholding the rule of law. He urged them not to listen to those who are seeking to divide them but to stick to the standard operating procedures of the army.

The Chief-Of-Staff also told the new recruits that they should stand ready  to defend the human rights of Guyanese and to help guarantee their fundamental freedom and help forge a harmonious multicultural society. Commodore Best urged the recruits to help in protecting the resources of the Guyana Defence Force including its weapons and ammunition.

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