President David Granger will meet this afternoon with Officers of the Guyana Defence Force at GDF Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna.
Senior military officials are tightlipped about the meeting, but News Source understands that the meeting is to generally update the officers on the President’s recent meetings at the United Nations and the ongoing border controversy with neighbouring Venezuela.
The President is expected to make the Guyana position clear to the officers, who are expected to relay the information to other ranks of the GDF.
Back in September when Venezuela started to build up troops near the Guyana border, Guyanese soldiers at the army bases close to the border regions were put on high alert and the GDF hosted a number of drills all across the country to indicate its preparedness to defend the nation of Guyana.
Mr. Granger is also expected to outline his government’s plans for the improvement of the military. While the President has indicated that while it may not be necessary to have a larger army, he has made known the need for a better equipped military.
The President is a former Army Commander who retired as Brigadier.