There are floating whore houses in the interior – Rohee

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Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee.
Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee.

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has noted that “floating whore houses” have sprung up in a number of interior locations, and are moving from one mining district to the next, with women who engage in prostitution.

The Minister made the disclosure today, Wednesday August 28 during his remarks at a social forum at the International Conference Center, which addressed social ills affecting the mining industry.

According to Minister Rohee, prostitution in mining districts poses a major challenge for the Ministry.

“It’s one of the oldest trades in the world they say,” Rohee told the gathering. In relation to the issue of Trafficking in Persons, the Home Affairs Minister does not believe that it is a major social issue in Guyana.

“Unlike some who live in the North, the position of the Government of Guyana is that we do not see Trafficking in Persons as a major social issue in the country,” Rohee said.

However, he explained that the administration is committed to fighting the issue.

“We do not look forward to medals and award or chains around our neck or plaques to hang on our walls to say that we did a good job. We don’t want to be seen having what you call stellar performance, we do what we have to do,” the Home Affairs Minister said.

In this regard, he added that Government alone cannot solve the issue, as he explained that the Ministry has to rely on persons who work in the interior to assist.

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