Safety and Security concerns were among the issues discussed with Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) residents as Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, held a meeting there on Thursday.
The meeting served as part of the Government’s continued efforts to address riotous actions that resulted in looting, bodily injuries and damage to vehicles on Tuesday morning.
While there, the residents also raised concerns, including the need for rehabilitation of several community centres and the implementation of the ICT programme, which Prime Minister Phillips committed to addressing.
The Prime Minister also said, ” As an African Guyanese in the PPP/C leadership, I think it’s important to speak out on issues that concern all of our people. What transpired is not an example of a peaceful protest and is most definitely not representative of how African Guyanese behave in Guyana.”
The senior government official reiterated calls to have those present, and the wider Guyanese society lends their voices in condemning Tuesday’s protest, which escalated into violence. During the meeting, citizens reiterated their condemnation of the violence which occurred.
The Prime Minister also reassured the residents that the Government would ensure that the family of the late Quindon Bacchus receive justice.
Also present were Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony among others