[www.inewsguyana.com] – Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has vented his frustration with Guyana’s challenging 911 system. When questioned about the issue on Monday, December 30, Rohee told reporters that he is not certain where the problem lies, and has promised to facilitate a meeting with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T), the Police, Home Affairs Officials and stakeholders so that the issue can be rectified.
During the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) press conference at Freedom House today, long standing journalist, Adam Harris brought it to the attention of Rohee that several persons tried calling the 911 number during a robbery on Monday morning but could not get onto an operator.
In response, Rohee said, “I am fed up with this whole situation of poor performance of the 911 system. This issue has come up at several meetings….I don’t know if it is a technological problem but I know it is not a problem with clerical staff.”
The Home Affairs Minister further noted that there are enough ranks to respond to 911 calls.
“The current situation is unacceptable. This is something that should be working smoothly at all times,” Rohee said.