Millions of dollars invested to rehabilitate, construct police stations in 2019 – Min Ramjattan
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, September 7, 2019
The security of any nation is vital and this has been recognised by the Coalition Government. Since assuming office, it has invested millions of dollars towards the rehabilitation and construction of police stations countrywide.
This was disclosed by Minister of Public Security, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan at the recent opening ceremony of the La Parafaite Harmonie Police Station. Minister Ramjattan noted these measures are geared towards increasing the capability and standards of police stations.
Rehabilitation works will be carried out on Brickdam, Leonora, and Cove and John police stations, the Special Branch Building will also receive a facelift. The Divisional Headquarters that are slated to be constructed include Golden Grove, Fort Wellington, Mahdia, Mabaruma and Anna Region. These projects will be completed at a cost of $260M budgeted from the central government.
Monies received from the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) will also go towards enhancement works on several Stations. The Mahdia and Wismar Police Stations will each receive $80M each, Parika Police Station $59M, Baramita Police Station $77M, Albion Police Station $90M and Whim Police Station $81M.
Additionally, Minister Ramjattan noted that at the end of 2018, $821M was invested on rehabilitating and constructing police stations countrywide. He said that the investment is “to ensure that the facilities are elevated to a brand-new level.”