Apart from being on Christopher Ram’s program “Plain Discuss,” Channel 9, two Wednesdays in the past, and on Sharma’s Justice For All Programme, Channel 6, final Saturday, I spent a lot of my time from the start of this yr in deep introspection making an attempt to know why it’s that Leaders in every single place proceed making huge mis-steps just because they disallow themselves the chance to be taught from the experiences of their predecessors in workplace.
This weak spot after all has led in every single place to demise, damnation and destruction. Throughout and earlier than Plain Discuss, I understood to see what little I can do to assist present a kind of bridge over turbulent and troubled waters in order that this huge oil and mineral wealth we are actually having fun with, can change into a profit, a boon and never a burden or curse upon this nation and specifically succeeding generations.
As a consequence, I had quiet discourse with individuals representing the highest echelons of our political events. To date, the obvious insurmountable excessive hurdle appears to be a deep mistrust of the opposite facet and much more daunting is the emergence of a philosophy by these now in workplace that there’s a righteousness about issues stated and completed by President Ali. Little question on the face of it a few of these actions could also be laudable and helpful to the recipients.
The difficulty right here is that in lots of of those actions there was neither dialogue nor session (that unhealthy phrase), with the organizations, representing teams of individuals of their villages, within the workplaces or communities. This can be a denial, it is a kicking-down of the doorways of what we perceive to be the lofty rules of a democracy resting on the pillars of morality, decency and a respect for different individuals.
One Advisor to whom I spoke stated he was happy past doubt that President Ali means properly and believes within the righteousness of his actions and statements. I reminded this individual of an outdated little bit of knowledge ‘that the highway to damage is oft instances lined with good intentions,’ and that those that assist unilateral actions are the truth is creating the monster of a dictatorship the place what the ruling cabal does, whether or not proper or flawed turns into right.
The opposite descent into the dungeons of despair is a sense on either side that the hostility, intemperate language utilized by each units of leaders and an occasion of refusing to shake palms are unhelpful to those that want to promote a rapprochement and reconciliation.
Final night, for over three hours I listened to a report from a gaggle of specialists who seemed on the Pacific, Fiji, Australia and many others with the title of “One Well being.” They examined the correlation between human well being, animal well being and the ecosystem. Many postulated that our earlier ancestors understood the necessity to work with and never in opposition to mother-nature.
What we’re doing to the ecosystem within the title of growth, World Financial institution specialists and others, have expressed some considerations that the injury being completed could also be past restore.
They’ve highlighted on the huge injury to the ecosystem within the title of growth and extracting as quick as we will pure sources bringing the operators giant sums of cash.
In Guyana, go searching on the hinterland and forestry areas and we’ll see the wanton destruction to our rivers, the disappearance of wildlife in sure areas and the emergence of hitherto unknown ailments persevering with unchecked due to the monetary profit to a minority.
I’m sending this open letter to the President, Vice President and his Advisors to say whether it is true that we’re extracting oil at a fee specialists take into account too excessive and subsequently harmful.
Second, we have complained on many events concerning the award of contracts to sure of us who’re clearly not correctly certified. The termination of a contract in Area 6 and the one which prompted the flooding in Charlestown/Alboustown areas, solely occurred due to public outcry of what could also be simply the tip of the iceberg.
Subsequent query to the President and his cupboard – why this flagrant breach of the Municipal Legal guidelines notably within the capital of our nation, Georgetown however this isn’t new the place the democratically elected Native Authorities Organ continues to be ignored and trampled upon.
The general public should not be fooled the place sure occasions are labeled ‘Secret and Confidential.’ I used to be a part of the group that protested when President Ramotar opened the Marriott Lodge. From my private data, LIAT employees had to go searching for cheaper lodging as a result of the Marriott was growing their charges by 300+ % due to the elevated demand for lodging. Briefly, from all accounts, the Marriott is now a profit-making enterprise. Why ought to any Authorities search to eliminate a money-making enterprise with out giving the general public, the house owners of the Marriott, some truthful or believable rationalization?
Guyana traditionally has seemed to its erstwhile masters, the UK (UK) and his large brother to the North, the US of America (USA) for the patterns of democracy.
Not too long ago, the Prime Minister of the UK was fined by the Police for not sporting his seat belt. Within the US, the storage and grounds of the current and previous Presidents have been searched and paperwork eliminated, allegedly in breach of their legal guidelines.
Pricey Editor, both of the above circumstances will likely be unthinkable within the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, however these are the identical individuals who preached to us about Freedom and Democracy. So with out a correct investigation, a feminine Authorities worker, Ms. Ellis is dismissed as a result of she stood up for her rights de ella at Mocha.
However the big sums allotted for bridges, buildings, and many others. it seems to us that the focus of wealth is within the palms of some, the hole between the wealthy and the poor continues to widen.
I’ll proceed my effort to prevail upon either side that if they’re actually within the welfare of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, they may be taught that historical past dictates that united we stand, divided we fall.