Public Works Ministry purchases 8 motorcycles for Police

22nd April, 2014

KINGSTON - Eight motorcycles were purchased, through the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to strengthen its traffic capability.

The Works Services Group (WSG), a department that falls under the purview of the Ministry, paid GYD $14,815,736 for the motorcycles and their spare parts.

According to Geoffrey Vaughn, Coordinator of WSG, the procurement is part of WSG’s Road Safety/Traffic/Maintenance Department which “is tasked with utilising some of its international funding to plan, implement and execute various projects, which are aimed at addressing safety issues on our road network including the safety and monitoring of our roadways.”

Hon. Robeson Benn will hand over these motorcycles to the Police by the end of the month.  

Meanwhile, Mr. Vaughn added that it is only fitting for the Ministry to provide the necessary support to protect “our Human Resources which is our main asset.”

The finance for Police motorcycles was made possible through a loan from the Inter-Development Bank (IDB).

“The GOG would like to thank the IDB for their continuous support or projects such as this,” Mr. Vaughn added.

Furthermore, the Ministry has provided motorcycles and other devices to the Police on previous occasion and will continue to support these joint ventures with the GDF.