He attributed this to the fact that a lot of women, who have husbands working in the interior, would commit adultery, thus resulting in domestic violence.
“You have people going into the interior, making a living and when they come out, they find their wife with another man or woman, sleeping in bed and you know what?…domestic violence,” the Minister said in his remarks to a number of persons during a forum at the International Conference Center.
While Minister Rohee stated that he is not justifying the actions of some men, he asked, “What is a man to do, who having gone into the interior, make all these months of sacrifice, return home to find himself being replaced by someone else? He has made the sacrifices, but is partner has not. I’m not justifying his actions, but this is perhaps a problem that we have to address.”
The Home Affairs Minister reiterated that while the mining industry adds to the economic stability of Guyana, it also brings a lot of challenges with it.