A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) calls on the People Progressive Party/Civic (PPPC) administration to take immediate measures to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Guyana.

The tragic accident that occurred yesterday afternoon (August 25th) at Kairuni Creek where a six week old baby and 23 year old woman, Anastacia Forde, lost their lives is just another example of the absence of law and order and the failure of the PPP/C administration to keep citizens safe.

APNU has previously communicated with President Donald Ramotar our dissatisfaction with the state of policing in Guyana and the need for corrective measures to be taken in order to ensure the safety and security of all Guyanese.

APNU has brought attention to speeding, poor lighting and insufficient law-enforcement on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.

APNU calls for the establishment of a well-staffed properly trained and equipped Highway Patrol that will aggressively patrol our highways in search of errant drivers. The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has said that speeding is the leading cause of death on our roads. Therefore we call on the GPF to take measures to ensure that speed limits are enforced; dangerous drivers and drunk drivers must be cited and penalized for their recklessness, the roadways of Guyana must be made safe.

What happened yesterday on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway did not have to happen and we must demand from the PPP/C administration a public safety apparatus that keeps us safe.

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