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Home Affairs Minister Rohee seeks opposition support – 2nd Jan 2013

On Monday, Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee unveiled an ambitious plan to see changes to the Guyana Police Force, the Guyana Prison Service and the Guyana Fire Service. Much of the plan is centred around the development of the Guyana Police Force.

The Police force did not have a good 2012, police shootings of unarmed civilians, the involvement of police officers in robberies and even blackmail topped the list. There have been calls for years for a full transformation of the Police Force. Rohee who the opposition parties still have no confidence in, believes he could lead that reform.

Part of the plan for the modernization of the police force includes the establishment of an air wing for the force. Police Cadet officers are to be trained as pilots in preparation for that move.

And it doesn’t end there, the new plan will see police officers from the Rank of Constable being sent overseas for training.

The Home Affairs Ministry is hoping that the opposition will support the plan. The Opposition parties are expected to study the plan. Already in just a matter of a day, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on the Opposition to support the Home Affairs Ministry’s security sector plan. The GCCI must have done a lot of studying of the plan over New Year’s Day.

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