AFC concerned about spike in crime 

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…calls for weeding out of rogue cops 

The Alliamce For Change (AFC) says it finds the current upsurge in crimes across the country, ranging from petty theft to domestic violence to an execution type murder, as extremely worrying.

Speaking at a news conference on Thursday AFC leader and former Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said what is even more stressful in this Covid time, is the large number of non-apprehension of the offenders.

“This steep crime wave will only further dent the promised economic recovery of the PPP and crack further the public security architecture which was incrementally being constructed by the previous APNU/AFC administration,” Ramjattan said.
He said AFC appreciates the heroic efforts of the large majority of officers and junior ranks in the Guyana Police Force. “Somehow these are overshadowed by the greedy and unprofessional within. These rogue elements must condignly be dealt with.”

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“The AFC is aware that there has been, on the part of the PPP Government, a retrogression and complete disinterest in implementing a number of the recommendations which emerged out of the British Security Sector Reform Report and the follow up consultancies. The attitude of the PPP prior to 2015 was to stay clear from such reform as the British had suggested. Now that the study is completed and is depending on implementation to bring it to fruition, that unwilling attitude remains,” Ramjattan pointed out.

The AFC calls on the Government to give account on how far it intends to take these recommendations of Russell Coombe, and the other expert consultants, forward.



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