The sum of $200M has been allocated for the reconstruction of the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara. Making this announcement today, was the Public Works Minister, Juan Edghill, who is currently presenting the National Budget for 2020 in the National Assembly.
In addition, police stations will be constructed at Cove and John, Brickdam, Matthew’s Ridge, Leonora, Lethem, Whim, Albion, Parika, Wismar and Mahdia.
Further, over $1B was allocated for ongoing works on police stations and divisional headquarters to align the Police’s boundaries with Guyana’s administrative regional boundaries.
These stations include headquarters at Anna Regina, Fort Wellington, Mabaruma, Golden Grove and Mahdia.
The Government has also set aside $428.1M for the procurement of 50 vehicles to ensure police officers are adequately equipped to fight crime.
In the area of prison reform and improvement, the Minister said that the government will continue to invest in the provision of training opportunities for both inmates and prison management staff, as these are crucial to the health and rehabilitation of inmates.