Wakenaam, Leguan get crime-fighting boat
The Community Policing Division Three, which has responsibility for the islands of Wakenaam and Leguan in the Essequibo River, now has a patrol boat thanks to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn this morning handed over the 16ft x 5ft x 2ft aluminum boat with 40 horse power to Chairman of Division Three, Mustapha Zaman, a release from the ministry said.
“Other than gunmen going around some of the incidents appear to be people getting emotional and mud balling…We have to have empathy and understanding so we don’t get things degenerated any further,” he added.
In accepting the donation, the release said that Zaman expressed gratitude since for years the absence of a boat had hindered their crime fighting ability.