Ministry to sign MOU with private security firmsMonday, October 24, 2016
MOUNT SALEM, St James — Minister of National Security Robert Montague has revealed that, in the latest move to continue to forge partnerships in the fight against crime, his ministry will be signing a memorandum of understanding with private security firms.
The announcement of the agreement between the security ministry and the security companies follows discussions with the ministry and the church on how the clergy should hand over illegal firearms or wanted individuals to the police.
"We are going to be signing another MOU with the private security companies because, as a Government, we cannot dot do it alone. We need the help of every sector in society," Montague said.
In the meantime, while not providing a timeline for the signing with the private security companies, he announced that, in a matter of days, the MOU between the security ministry and the church will be signed.
"I want to thank the church because the Ministry of National Security is about to sign the MOU to detail how you are supposed to act as a pastor and as an elder if a man says he wants to hand in a gun or if a man says him want to give up himself," Montague said.
"So, we sat down and we went step by step what you are supposed to do, and in the coming days we are going to sign off on that."
The security minister was on Sunday addressing the Seventh -day Adventist Church Leadership Conference at the church’s West Jamaica Conference Centre, located in Mount Salem , St James.
— Horace Hines
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