A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) expresses its horror at the high rate of armed robberies and the state of insecurity and lawlessness that prevail under the stewardship of Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Clement Rohee.
APNU calls attention to just a few of the published incidents of armed robbery violent crime committed over the last forty-eight hours:
- Armed men rob Laluni Street dental clinic – Stabroek News (SN) July 16th
- Suspected Bandits shot in the groin during attempted stick-up – SN July 16th
- Guyhoc Park resident shot dead after gunmen invade shop – SN July 16th
- Gunmen rob Rubis, Vlissengen Road and Akbar Auto Sales – SN July 16th
- At the mercy of Pirates – (Fishermen) – SN July 15th
APNU initiated a Motion of No-Confidence in Mr. Rohee’s ability to manage the security sector almost a year ago on the 30th July 2012. The Guyanese people, through their elected representatives, sent a clear message to the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration that they had lost confidence in the Minister of Home Affairs. The situation has gotten worse over the past year.
APNU once again calls on President Donald Ramotar to revoke Mr. Rohee’s appointment as Minister of Home Affairs. He should be replaced by someone capable of restoring the people’s confidence in the Government’s ability to keep them safe.