There is no security crisis in Guyana; It only exist in the heads of APNU Leaders – Home Affairs Minister

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

[www.inewsguyana.com]Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has rejected the assertion by the main opposition political party – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – that there is security crisis in Guyana.

The Home Affairs Minister responded to an APNU statement which was released on January 3 stating that the “Security crisis in Guyana has disproportionately hurt the poor.”

In a press statement on Thursday evening (January 9), Rohee said there is no security crisis in the country and such crisis only exists in Turkey, Iraq; South Sudan and Syria.

Rohee is of the view that this alleged crisis is only in the heads of the APNU leaders.

“If there is a ‘security crisis’ in Guyana, it exists only in the heads of APNU Leaders and is nothing but a figment of their imagination.  Indeed, it appears to be a mere ploy for propaganda purposes to make the Government look bad,” the Home Affairs Ministry noted.

The Ministry further rejected the characterization of the internal security situation as false on the ground that current data does not support it.

Leader of the APNU, David Granger. [iNews' Photo]
Leader of the APNU, David Granger. [iNews’ Photo]
According to the Ministry, the evidence shows that rather than poor families in homes, the primary victims of robberies committed in 2013 were young individuals, primarily males, walking in the streets, especially late in the nights and during the early hours of the mornings.

“For example, of the 122 occurrences of “street crimes” {robberies and larcenies from the person} committed in ‘A’ Division for November 2013, 81 of the 140 victims were young people {ages 18 to 35} 94 are males.   Of the 122 “street crimes” 56 occurred during the period 21:15 hours to 06:00 hours.”

 

 

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