I refer to the excellent, comprehensive, heart-throbbing yet objective letter written by Major General (rtd) Joe Singh titled ‘We should redouble our efforts at shaping a caring, enlightened and civil Guyanese society’ which appeared in SN on December 12, and in other media under the caption ‘Country above self’ on December 11.
I believe any and every Guyanese who reads this letter will find it relatively easy to relate to its contents, to identify with the serious concerns raised therein and to wonder about the obvious questions of practicality arising therefrom.
I wish to draw particular attention to Mr Singh’s call for us to “re-group, re-engage and re-double our collective efforts at shaping a caring, enlightened Guyanese society that will work in unity and harmony with unselfish and responsible leaders at all levels who can be relied upon to put institution, village, district, region and country above self.”
This now begs the proverbial sixty-four thousand dollar question: where can we find those “unselfish and responsible leaders who can be relied upon to put country above self”? Given the imminence of general elections, is it too late to start a new leadership team with someone of the stature and credibility of Mr Joe Singh at the helm or to join the kind of gestation implicit in the new grouping being touted by the AFC leadership?