A culture that encourages personal attacks instead of discussion of issues does a disservice to Guyanese

Dear Editor,

We at Pro Guyana note recent criticisms of Mr Anand Goolsarran, and find them to be part of a disheartening pattern.

These criticisms show the blatant and exploitative hypocrisy of some of those proposing a national conversation with the intention of bringing about introspection.

It is sharply disappointing to observe well-intentioned and clearly accomplished citizens being criticised in ways that do not address the merits of their work or messages.

A culture that encourages personal attacks instead of discussion of issues does a disservice to hard-working Guyanese regardless of political persuasion.

We hope that our leaders will, by their conduct, set examples for our children to emulate. Mr Goolsarran makes a crucial point that Guyana needs to build institutions, enforce laws and preserve systems that will promote transparency. This has nothing to do with gender. If the government has good intentions, it ought not to be difficult to second a highly qualified female to an equally important job somewhere else in the civil service.

Yours faithfully,
Tarron Khemraj
Euclid Rose
Rab Mukraj

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