Given the history of Guyana’s post elections street demonstrations and the imminent upcoming General Elections, the Government has moved toward the purchase of a water cannon.
When questioned by Shadow Home Affairs Minister, Deborah Backer, as to how much money was set aside to buy such a piece of equipment, Substantive Minister Clement Rohee told the House that $37M has been earmarked.
asked by Backer what the Home Affairs Ministry
intended to do with the water cannon, Rohee
told the house that it will be used to manage
public order and will be used against large
Easy to disable
water cannon is a device that shoots a
of water. Typically, water cannons can deliver
a large volume of water, often over dozens of
metres/hundreds of feet. They are used in
firefighting and riot control.
Monday, March 01, 2010