In a press statement to the media on Friday, July 03, FITUG pointed out that this development and more particularly, the violent dimensions and their frequency have raised concerns in various sectors of Guyana’s population.
The union is calling for greater attention and efforts from the relevant authorities to “contain reduce and eventually stamp out this menace from our midst.”
“FITUG is aware that, as a social phenomenon, crime has a global presence and everywhere is posing challenges to all societies. Acknowledgement of that fact should not lull us into a state of acceptance in our lives. Indeed, the maximum knowledge of this menace ought to require the appropriate security bodies primarily to fashion effective and enduring responses,” the release stated.
The union believes that much can be done within the existing constraints to make a greater positive impact on crime fighting adding that systems which are effective and give assurances to communities like the patrol systems too often become irregular and lose its effects.
“The situation today again calls for an increase and intense police activities to be pursued within our legal framework. More activities, to be sure, would require resources, and training. With this in mind, we would support at this time that the Ministry of Public Security would make reasonable resources as required available,” FITUG pointed out.