Editor’s note: As part of the newspaper’s contribution to the contending of ideas in the run-up to the November 28 general elections, the presidential candidates of political groupings represented in Parliament have been invited by Guyana Publications Inc to submit weekly columns which will be carried in the Sunday Stabroek beginning today and ending on November 27th. The column below was received from the Alliance For Change.
By Dr. Tarron Khemraj
President Jagdeo accused the AFC of plagiarizing the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), the National Competitiveness Strategy (NCS) and something called a central banking manual.
By Sheila Holder
The Alliance For Change (AFC) calls on the Minister of Human Services Priya Manickchand to post on the web the names and addresses of the 44,000 pensioners said to be in her Ministry’s Old Age Pension database to allow citizens to scrutinise the list with a view to ascertaining its accuracy.
Once again we are assembled here to re-read on the one hand i.e. Government and dispel, doubt, refute and compliment sparingly if at all on the other side – The Opposition, the estimates presented by the Minister of Finance on behalf of the Government.
Democracy, even with all its faults, is viewed as the fairest system of government yet devised. However, in multi-ethnic societies, including Guyana, there is the concern that the most numerous or powerful group will rule in their own favour at the expense of less numerous or weaker groups.
There was once a village and it was run by a Headman. Now the way that this village was led, was that the Headman had full power to do anything he wanted.