Minister Rohee to hold talks with President over gun crimes
Just 2 days after a man turned his gun on his wife and himself and exactly 2 weeks after another man killed 4 persons including 2 policemen, Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee who is the person responsible for issuing gun licences has said that he will be looking to review his own process. Rohee was speaking at the opening of a seminar on interpersonal violence
The Minister also said he will be seeking to have a national conversation on the issue of whether or not citizens need should bear arms
Opposition Leader David Granger had said that effective policing would minimize the need for citizens to bear arms to protect themselves and lessen the number of firearms in civilian hands.
Minister Rohee who has returned to work after a brief illness was also harsh on the ministry of Health saying that all his efforts to get them involved in the fight against interpersonal violence have failed.
The Minister also called on neighbours to do more to report cases of interpersonal violence since in his opinion it could save many lives.
For this year alone several hundred cases of Domestic violence many of which included the use of firearms as well as interpersonal violence have been recorded by the authorities.