Pradovilles: theory and practice

The sight of the PPP/C leadership traipsing to the headquarters of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in relation to the Sparendaam Housing Project (Prado 2) has again raised the expectation, particularly among APNU+AFC supporters, that they are on the verge of some kind of reckoning for the massive corruption we have been made to understand existed under the PPP/C government. Consumed by a hubris rooted in ethnic political superiority, the PPP/C regime obviously did not believe that it would have had to account so soon for some of its more egregious behaviour, but such is the nature of unchecked political authority.

In my view, what occurred with Prado 2 can be easily deciphered and unnecessary hyperbole and exaggerations have complicated the issue. While such behaviour may be satisfying to some, in others it may be contributing to a growing feeling of vindictiveness so a level of clarity is required. From my experience as the minister who initiated the PPP/C’s housing project and Prado 1, and from what I have learnt about the establishment of Prado 2,…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.

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