- ‘We firmly believe citizens can no longer live in fear of their lives’ – PSC in letter to Granger
Amid an alarming crime situation that has progressively been spiraling out of control in Guyana, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) has penned a letter to President David Granger in an attempt to have this situation addressed urgently by his Government and the relevant authorities.
According to the PSC and other members of the business community, they are “deeply disturbed about the current crime rate in the country”, especially with a month of festivities slated for the Golden Jubilee which is hoped to attract the Diaspora and others to participate in celebrations to mark Guyana’s 50th anniversary since it gained independence from Great Britain on May 26, 1966.
“This situation is also steadily eroding investor confidence. The PSC has met twice with the Honourable Minister of Public Security and with the Commissioner of Police to no avail. We firmly believe that the citizens of this country can no longer live in fear of their lives and a more aggressive strategy is needed to curb the high profile crimes which are headlined daily,” the PSC letter to the President stated.
The PSC emphasised that it is of the view that there is dire need of an approach which is focused on the prevention of crime in Guyana and that this approach must be communicated widely. We are cognisant of the fact that the current crime situation is not a recent phenomenon. We also recognise that the ability of our Police Force to solve crimes has improved…we are therefore seeking an urgent audience with you,” PSC told President Granger in the letter.