By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has announced that Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud should be in a position by Friday, July 10 to provide the government with a draft of the operational plan for the soon to be embarked upon gun amnesty.
According to the minister, during the high level security meeting with President David Granger on Tuesday last, the administration got a better understanding of what needs to be done to encourage persons to come forward with their illegal guns.
The media was told that the amnesty operational aspects are being worked out and according to the minister, based on feedback from the Guyana Police Force, members of the public do not want policemen to be the ones receiving the weapons and ammunition.
That has now forced the government to explore the option of having a civic or independent organization, such as a church to spearhead the process and receive the illegal weapons.
That operational manual of the gun amnesty period will address the issues of where the guns and ammunition would be delivered, who should accept it and how long the amnesty would last for.
Meanwhile, as it relates to the enforcement of the 2:00hrs close off time for bars and nightclub, Minister Ramjattan explained that the decision is just one of the many steps being taken to confront the issue of crime.