Houses of Justice to be established, aimed at curbing domestic violence

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Ten Houses of justice will now be established in Regions two and three and it is the hope of the Home Affairs Ministry that this will assist in addressing the issue of domestic violence.

The Ministry today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with various public agencies under the Houses of Justice project.

These agencies include the Guyana Police Force, The General Registrar’s Office, the Ministry of Human and Services and Social Security, Guyana Power and Light and the National Insurance Scheme.

It is aimed at ensuring that citizens in these communities have access to public services and will also help in solving community based problems.

Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee said given the extent of domestic violence cases in Guyana, he is hoping that the establishment of houses of justice will play a part in identifying these problems.

Rohee acknowledged that the Ministry will encounter difficulties while implementing this project; but expressed confidence that they will overcome the obstacles.

Meanwhile, Junior Finance Minister Bishop Juan Edghill is of the view that citizens will be satisfied with this initiative. With this in mind, he urged citizens in regions two and three to make full use of the services which will be provided. [Akash Ramlackhan]

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