President Granger says more non violent prisoners will be pardoned

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IMG_9840[www.inewsguyana.com] – President David Granger says he intends to pardon more non-violent young persons who were incarcerated for petty offences on an annual basis.

The President was at the time addressing a rally to bring the curtains down on activities to commemorate Education Month.

He responded directly of critics of the May 2015 decision to extend the official Presidential pardon to some 60 youths with a vow to make it an annual feature. ““Some are quarreling because a few people who steal cell phones are allowed to get out of jail free.”

According to President Granger too many young persons are in jail when they can be in society making a difference.

“… I will do it again next year; young people don’t have a right in jail, they have a right in school like, they have a right in college so I will keep on doing it and my critics will continue complaining,” he added.

 The Guyanese Leader maintains that despite the complains from sections of society he intends to give pardons to prisoners annually.

He said every Guyanese Child must find a place in school; reminding that primary education was compulsory and parents can be fined for keeping their children out of school.

“Too frequently we hear children don’t get the change to go to school,” he added, reminded of his thrust to provide transportation and other forms of assistance for school age children.

According to Mr. Granger, through Education children must also learn respect for each other and moral standards must be instilled at a tender age.

He recounted statistics that showed high levels of school drop outs, the migration of university graduates and high unemployment rates but promised an end through the development of a better education sector.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. THE GUYANESE PUBLIC WILL BE WELL ADVISED NOT TO WASTE VALUABLE TIME TO REPORT THE THEFT OF THEIR CELL PHONES. THE CELL PHONE THIEVES WILL ONLY LAUGH AT YOU THE POLICE AND THE MAGISTRATES WHEN GRANGER RELEASES THEM.

  2. This man is out of his mind. More criminals will be roaming the streets killing,robbing,raping and making life miserable for law abiding citizens. Fellow Guyanese stand up for your rights. A president should not be putting its citizens in harms way but rather protect them. Is this the change you voted for. Say a prayer for Guyana. Let’s hope we survive the next 4.5 years under this defacto President.

  3. So are these prisoners going to be monitored by anyone after they are set free? Or are they just going to be set free and be able to do as they wish. The whole society and it’s systems are becoming more and more complicated each day. God help Guyana.

  4. Granger you are a fool.with crime on the increase you are going to release more prisoners?Are you living in reality?What next? And which one of us is the next victim on line? Aren’t we having enough to worry about each day already?This is too much for all Guyanese to bear .

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