Granger hopeful of UK security programme next year

President David Granger is hopeful that come next year the rejected, UK-funded Security Sector Reform Action Plan will be given renewed life and become operational.

“I am confident that once an agreement is reached that master plan will be back on the table in 2016 and I am sure that once it is implemented it will have an impact on the crime situation,” Granger said during a recording of the Ministry of the Presidency’s “Public Interest” programme yesterday.

“We expect that that plan is going to be revised, it is largely a law enforcement plan. It is largely retraining the police and preparing it to overcome the problems of the early years of this millennium…during the troubles on the East Coast and preparing it for the future. It is largely going to be a reform plan,” he said.

Britain and Guyana signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the Action Plan in 2007. The then PPP/C government eventually changed its views on what the plan should fund and London then withdrew the programme.

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