23 Sept 2012

Sacking incompetents

The Section 34 fiasco/disaster is a good example of how immature, and disjointed, our politics is in Trinidad and Tobago.

For the past several weeks, we have been inundated with many different stories from those involved, and even from any single person, we have been offered several stories. So it is a miscellany of fabrications, half-truths and innuendoes offered to the angry masses. Note that I did not mention ‘truth’ in there. That is because the truth has not yet seen light of day. Not the complete truth anyway.
But what I noted with great interest was the series of views, all different, from each of the major persons involved:
  • Hubert Volney – ex-Minister of Justice
  • Anand Ramlogan – Attorney General
  • Prakash Ramadhar – Minister of Legal Affairs
  • Kamla Persad-Bissessar – mammy…. I mean, Prime Minister.
Not only were the views on Section 34 different, what was also different were the stories on on how it came to be, on how it was passed, and how and why it was proclaimed. Interestingly, not a word from the man who proclaimed the Act! He’s on vacation. As with every other major development in TnT, including the state of Emergency, he is never there!!

We have different stories on how Volney came to be dismissed. First the PM announced she fired hiim. Then he claimed he resigned, and said Warner knew he resigned. This morning Warner says he know no such thing.

What these series of disjointed and uncoordinated presentation show me is a Government that hasn’t the cooperation (with each other) needed to run a party, far less a country. It is amateurish, and downright worrisome, that these people cannot support each other, nor present a united front! If there is any indicator that the PP is unsuitable of governance, it is this. if they cannot present a united front to the citizens they represent, how can we expect them to provide a united front in international relations?

For me, this is just one more reason why it is IMPERATIVE that this government MUST go, sooner rather than later. I am still waiting on the right to recall each and every one of them.

In the mean time,  am writing to Wining Max to sack the lot. I shall put up an online petition collecting signatures in case anyone wants to join me.