New 911 Emergency Call System to Come on Stream: Ramjattan

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan says a new 911 emergency call system will be in operation within the coming weeks.

Ramjattan told reporters on Wednesday that the system is already in place but operators are now being trained and the system is being tested by telephone companies.

The upgrade follows complaints made over the years by citizens , about problems associated with 911.

According to Ramjattan, the new system is expected to connect callers to the police station closest to their location.

In the budget presented earlier this year, GUY$250 million was allocated for the setting up of the phone lines.

Digicel was also awarded a contract of GUY$27 million to install the emergency service. – CMC

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