Community outreach taken to Plaisance


-residents complain of noise nuisance, disorderly behaviour
Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee on Sunday, continued his community outreach exercise, this time engaging the residents of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.

Among the issues raised were noise nuisance and disorderly behaviour at the corner of Prince William and Britney Streets, particularly on Thursday nights; slothful response by the ranks at the Sparendaam station; and non-cooperation between with police and residents.
The complaints were noted by the minister and he directed ranks of the station concerned to ensure that this situation is rectified, as residents are entitled to peace and tranquility within the environment in which they dwell.
Minister Rohee reminded that the administration operates solely on the principles of a democratic, not an apartheid system.
“The way the police treat people at the various stations must be consistent with the Standing Orders that govern the Guyana Police Force,” he said.
He assured his audience that the Home Affairs Ministry is constantly working to eliminate deficiencies within the force, through training and disciplinary measures, among other initiatives.

The minister also called for a group to be formed to function as the liaison among the ministry, police, community, and the Community Policing Group (CPG). These persons will meet from time to time to sort out community-related issues, rather than allowing disunity in the community.

Retired Major General, Norman McLean, who was present at the meeting, urged the police to conduct an outreach to foster better rapport with the community. To this end, a Cadet Officer has been assigned to mobilise the youths of the Plaisance community to form a steel band group.
Further, a fun day planned by the CPG will be held shortly with the objective of building the spirit of camaraderie among the residents and the police.