Government remains committed to providing security

DPI, GUYANA, Friday, August 18, 2017

Minister of State Joseph Harmon, at a post cabinet press briefing held at the National Communications Network, on Friday, reiterated that President David Granger requested the Police Service Commission (PSC) to place a temporary hold on promotions; so as ‘to ensure that a thorough investigation’ is conducted mainly because of complaints made.”

Minister of State Joseph Harmon at post Cabinet press briefing.

The Head of State earlier this week when asked by media operatives why the promotions were placed on hold, explained that complaints were made by members of the commission, and aggrieved police officers. He stated that “There is evidence injustice might have been done,” and as such a comprehensive investigating is ongoing to safeguard “the best interest of the nation.”

Minister Harmon at the press briefing explained, this was to ensure that “the fabric of the police…the structure of the force,” is addressed properly. He emphasised that “the security of this state is a responsibility of the government and the President is ultimately responsible for anything that seeks to damage the fabric of our security forces…”

President David Granger had earlier stated, “We want the constitutional commission to function efficiently, but at the same time we want to ensure that the public can depend on the decisions…” of said commission.

“My concern is that we should prevent damage to the security infrastructure of this country”  President Granger said.

Security is a matter which President Granger ‘takes very seriously’ the Minister of State added.

 

By: Zanneel Williams

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