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Feb 22, 2021

Minister of Home Affairs Marks 100 Days!

Kareem Musa

Last week Friday the People’s United Party marked one hundred days since they took office as the new government.  It is expected that later this week Prime Minister John Briceño will speak on his administration’s first one hundred days in office.  Today when the media caught up with Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa, he was asked what the hundred days were like for him in the ministry. He says that he has embarked on a reformed police department, stomping out culture of abuse and corruption.


Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs

“At least from a Ministry perspective, it has been a very fruitful experience for me as the new minister of Home Affairs. We have already instituted some beneficial changes in my opinion; the disbanding of the GSU and the introduction of a new unit – the GI-3 that is on the way. We have a situation that concerns the welfare of the police officers, who as you know, were part of the population most affected by COVID-19. We had at one point three hundred police officers who were COVID positive and two of our officers died as well from COVID. So, have introduced a ticketing system that now limits their interaction with the public. We have been liaising with various embassies, like the U.S embassy, to come up with a witness protection program. So, it is not just limited to the enforcement aspect but also trying to secure convictions in our judiciary that is something that we are very proud of working on that type of legislation. And of course, overall changing the culture and approach of police officers – that is something that I find significant for my particular mandate because prior to the election I can tell you that I have lawsuits including the loss of my dear friend Allyson Major to the hands of a police officer.”

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