Guns surrendered under Gun Amnesty to be reissued legally

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2016, 13:29 by Denis Chabrol

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has declared that firearms surrendered under the Gun Amnesty Project can be reissued to persons.

Speaking specifically to residents of Lethem in the Government's meet the Public Day, Nagamootoo stated that the firearms can be reissued once the legal work is done.

In 2015 the Public Security Ministry launched a massive gun amnesty program for persons with illegal arms to surrender their weapons.

The call was well received and hundreds of guns were handed into police officials over a course of several months.

The Prime Minister stated persons can even apply for a waiver on the increase in firearm licenses.

"Even if the firearm licensing fee is increased we will look at the way the fees are can apply for a waiver of the increase for the firearm," said Nagamootoo.

He also stated that Region has some catching up to do hence government is placing extra attention on the area.

"While it is said that all of us are equal we must understand that there are some people who deserve more attention than others," he explained.

The PM also announced that the Linden to Lethem is expected to see some upgrades.

"We want you to know that we expect this year to make it into a perfect all weather road…We know we can move Region Nine into development faster if we link up the south America's faster."

Plans are also in place to transform Lethem into an industrial zone. (Jomo Brusheildon Paul)