Commander-in-Chief wants to see improvements in the operations of the Army – 7th Feb 2013
Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, President Donald Ramotar, is calling on officers of the Guyana Defence Force to ensure that the image of the premier security institution is not just preserved, but enhanced. The President was addressing the annual Officers Conference of the GDF.
He said it is vital that public confidence in the army is upheld. According to the President, one important objective is to ensure that the environment and the economy are given high priority.
The Head of State urged the officers to take care of the assets at their disposal. He pointed to the Auditor General’s report on the military, which called for better management of resources.
Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best, speaking at the conference, called for the development of new missions.
Best also views modernization as a process constrained by actuality, in this regard, the Chief of Staff said the GDF, which has built on its gains over the years, must now think about modernizing its thinking strategies and systems.
The Conference will run over the next two days and is held under the theme ”Consolidating and modernizing the Guyana Defence Force for total Defence”.