‘Protect Guyana’s borders’ – Min. Ramjattan urges

─ White Water residents encouraged to join the GPF

 DPI, Guyana, Saturday, October 19, 2019

Residents of White Water in the Barima-Waini Region were called upon to play their role in safeguarding Guyana’s borders. Public Security Minister, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan during a community meeting encouraged residents to enlist in the Guyana Police Force (GPF).

The community is home to over 2000 persons and is close to the border with Venezuela. With that, Minister Ramjattan said that there is a need for policemen and women on the frontline borders as the GPF always needs a few good men and women.

“Frontiers areas, like these, are important areas for the country. So, more and more, we must ensure that our people come into the institutions of security to make sure that we can secure our borders,” the minister stressed.

He noted that the most fitting persons to take up this responsibility are those from within the community since they will have a better understanding of what occurs daily and how best to address certain situations.

Within these outlying areas, frontline areas, we need more policemen, and I need more policemen who will understand the community. I am urging that our young men and women from White Water, to join,” the minister said.

He offered to send training officers, as soon as possible, to conduct interviews with interested persons.

Minister Ramjattan also emphasised that the government is committed to ensuring that Guyana’s borders are well secured. He noted that over this year, millions have been invested in the joint services, adding that with Guyana on the cusp of extraordinary wealth, the investment will increase significantly.


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