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Sep 3, 2021

Ministry of Home Affairs: Crime-Fighting Strategy to Make People Feel Safe Again

Kareem Musa

Back to today’s House Meeting in Belmopan… Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa spoke of his ministry’s plan to address the crime scourge, which all too often results in innocent children getting killed. He says we must take a collective stance, so Belizeans once again feel safe.


Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs

“The strategy is to use a multi-sectoral and multi-ministerial approach to blitz the areas which are covered by the SOE with remedial work. We are resolved that our partners and our partnerships with stakeholders have a game-changing role to play. The issuing of forty ITVET scholarships to our most vulnerable, the interventions by the Department of Youth Services and the Leadership Intervention Unit, the announcement of plans for a free education pilot rollout on the south side of Belize City even during a health crisis is a demonstration of our government’s resolve to address the other pandemic which has been brewing long before COVID at its root. The Police will be boosting our surveillance camera coverage, sweeping illegal firearms off the streets to which, Madam Speaker, they have already, very quietly removed fourteen illegal firearms and high-powered weapons under the coverage of the SOE. Human Services will bring their weight to bear with helping with issues of truancy, domestic violence, child abuse, and child neglect in these areas. The Financial Intelligence Unit will launch targeted programs to cut off the financiers of the gangs and seize the assets of the gangs which were secured through monies from criminal enterprises.”

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