Granger’s statement come at a time when there is a steady call for the police force to do more to handle crime and ex-President Donald Ramotar calling for the army intervene.
“I believe that Mr Ramotar as a former Head of State should not comment on current political activities. As Commander in Chief as Minister of Defence, I have given instructions to the army…I think the best thing would be for Mr Ramotar not to interfere in the way the Guyana Defence Force is being administered,” President Granger stated.
He said that any decision taken to implement a joint service initiative is something that would have to be stringently considered. The President was clear that instructions have been given to the police and army on how to defend Guyana from foreign and domestic threats.
“I am fully aware of what needs to be done with the defence situation that Guyana finds itself in at present and also the crime situation and I have given instructions both to the police and the Defence Force,” he stated.
“I am seeing a lot more criminals being arrested very soon after the commission of the events, I am seeing greater response from the CID and I am very satisfied with that.”