SOCU in need of capacity building, not closure—GTUC states

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has rejected a call made by the opposition for the shutdown of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) due to evidence of fraud, urging instead that capacity building initiatives be instituted so the “agency can serve its purpose”.

In a media release, the Union grouping opined that SOCU has a place and function in a society “crawling with corruption” and that it must be ensured that the entity is equipped with the requisite resources, the right skills and the right quantity of staff to function.

“Society cannot allow SOCU to fail. Mismanagement only benefits those who are corrupting the system…..

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