“Disingenuous” – Rohee raps Granger on crime situation

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By Fareeza Haniff

General Secretary of the PPP (right), Clement Rohee. [iNews' Photo]
General Secretary of the PPP (right), Clement Rohee. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has taken President David Granger to task over comments he reportedly made last month to the effect that “no new crime wave has hit the country but rather, it is a continuation of what started following the 2002 jail break.”

General Secretary, Clement Rohee told a news conference on Monday, November 02, 2015 that the PPP is not in agreement with the President’s statement, while he referred to several crime related headlines which made the news in recent weeks.

According to Rohee, the recent criminal occurrences expose “the logical fallacy behind Granger’s claim that the country is not experiencing a new crime wave.”

“Mr. Granger’s explanation is pure, unadulterated semantics. It is disingenuous and must be exposed as an attempt to evade the issue. Mr. Granger appears to be labouring under the illusion that there is a difference between “crime wave” and high level of crime,” Rohee told reporters.

The General Secretary further noted that there is a “popular perception” that there is a crime wave in Guyana.

“That perception, if not reality, is based on reports that there is a sustained increase in the number of crimes committed in the country,” Rohee said.

President David Granger
President David Granger

Rohee, who is also a former Minister of Home Affairs under the PPP government, said that the APNU+AFC administration has failed “miserably.”

“Compounding the situation even more is the slew of non-reported crimes, which appears to be mounting, as a result of the lack of public confidence in the law enforcement agencies especially the Guyana Police Force.”

He chided the government for being silent on the implementation of the anti-crime plan, which was submitted months ago by the Commissioner of Police.

14 COMMENTS

  1. But why has the increase of crime being experienced being directed towards indo Guyanese and areas that are PPP strongholds? It bares stark resemblance under the 28 years of PNC dictator rule and kick down the door bandits!

  2. RUM JATTAN MUST GO HE HAS NO CLUE TO ADDRESS THE CRIME SUTATION IN GUYANA. EVERY DAY YOU HEAR SOME ONE IS ROBBED AND NO ONE KNOW WHO IS DIONG IT. ITS THE EX POLICE AND GDF THAQT GRANGER TRAINED TO ROB THE BUSINESS MEN AND WOMEN .RUM JATTAN MUST GO HE DONT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT CRIME GRANDER SHOULD SHUFFLE HIS CABINET THEY ARE SQUARE PEG IN ROUD HOLE

  3. You want substance look at what happen on America street last night and then respond. Crime is out of control in Guyana ppl. Stop you stupid talk and pressure the government to do something. This got nothing to do with PPP and PNC. When these criminals attack you they don’t ask if you are PPP or PNC. Start to stand up for the ppl in Guyana and stop your selfish politics beliefs. This is another blackie group on the rise and you talking you nonsense about substance.

  4. I hate to say it but ROHEE is correct! The current administration appears to be so lost! The PNC criminals has risen again and the crime spree is out of control. From when PPP left office at 6% to 45% is a large number! People need to stop blaming the PPP because they had many areas under control such as Buxton. Since APNU won elections, the PNC supporter of crimes has risen again….Rumjattan will soon be pressure to resign…Naga seem really lost! Guyana is finish under the APNU….a fact which many seem to be living in denial with…since they took office, economy is dead, jobs rate collapsed, crime rate is sky high….what else is next!

  5. Rohee,don`t try to shift any blame to this Coalition government concerning CRIME.Under your watch as Home Affairs Minister,CRIME has risen 10 folds or more,the worst period in the life of this country Guyana.In the first instance,you don`t even have any experience where policing is concerned,what guidance could you have imparted to the police,being under your control then?You never knew about incidents that had occurred,a useless man.But now yoh ah niam up yoh mout talkin wha yoh nah know bout.I hope you are aware now,that the Dominican Republic and Dominica are two different countries.

  6. Crime has spiked since May 2015 and all the numbers are higher than a year ago. That is a fact. Juk fuh juk Granger can continue to lie and mislead but the people know the truth.

  7. I am of the opinion, that your level of shame is at a zero, since you can’t seem to admit that you have been the supporter and conjurers of the increased crime in Guyana. 85% of said crime started on your watch Mr Rohee…..unfortunately,the police who were paid to manage the criminals were so corrupt, it was akin to “putting a monkey to watch bananas” Therefore, your argument has no merit, since you and your political minions were never concerned of handling the matter.

  8. Let us not all be strayed, everyone knows that the crime rate is climbing everyday, it is this administration who says they will curb the crime rate , they have the answer to every situation, ,,,,, why blaming the previous administration,,…..no one can deny that the crime rate is increasing daily, it is time the Minister of National security GO ……………………

  9. the crime situation grew out of control over the 23 year the ppp regime was in power and it became benign while clement rohee was security minister and he cannot escape this fact. while clement rohee was security minister he shopped for a swat unit and sold it to the guyanese public, even while he uttered this now infamous statement, “i am no security expert.” but continued on saying that the swat unit will help solve the crime situation and reduce the incidence of crime dramatically. clement rohee, for you to know if the crime plan david granger handed to the police commissioner is working, you and the guyanese public have to wait very much longer than the time when the commissioner took the plan in his hands to when you decided to sit like a buffoon calling this new administration a failure. you clement rohee have no shame or self-respect to now be uttering the nonsense appearing in the media here. all guyanese are not as stupid as you are!

  10. Rohee and his cohorts appear to suffer from convenient amnesia about the last 23 years. He should either shut up or get with the program and contribute to the welfare of the country and the people whom they represent. This PPP mischief maker continues to spew his venom and to attempt to poison the minds of the Guyanese people. Mr Granger must take the bull by the horn and make a decision to send some of these people to jail for their wrongdoing.

  11. This nonentity really needs to go away and reflect on his own shambolic tenure as Home Affairs Minister….soaring crime wave and massive drug dealing by government ministers and this waste of space couldn’t see what was right under his nose…Maybe the years of stench emanating from the PPP Policy of running Guyana down into the squalor that party is used to wallowing in clouded his judgement

  12. That’s right Mr. President – wave your magic wand and cause these crime issues to disappear; yes, over 60 years of crime, from choke-and-rob to home invasion; all must go in one swoop.

  13. Wow ….Rohee talking about crime?……is this man for real?A member of the administration he worked for was assasinated during that government’s tenure and nothing was ever heard of it. He now talks of a crime wave 4 months into the administration of the new government and expects us to believe that this only started when they (the new administration) was installed. The time has come when you need to help find solutions if you hope to viewed as a legitimate representative of your support group since they are already saying that more was done in four months to help them than in 23 years that you were in the administration. Start focusing on Guyana and what your party can do to positively impact her and not on the selfish notion oof how you and your cohorts can get richer by plundering the country.

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