Local gov’t authorities shouldn’t be dealing with trivia

Dear Editor,

Recent media reports indicate that our local government authorities are concerned about ‘renaming of regions, villages, boundaries and flags’.

Isn’t it time we get serious about more substantive issues of economic and social development rather than pursuing such trivialities?

There is a plethora of painful matters that cry-out for attention: water supply, garbage collection, drainage & irrigation, repairs to roads and bridges, maintenance of playgrounds and community services like burial grounds while our leaders worry about our names and sizes etc. which is akin to parents worrying about the ‘looks’ of their children while they suffer a multitude of heath maladies and poor basic education.

Please, Mr Minister, Chairmen, Councillors and all local government leaders, can we get more serious about the substantive issues at hand?

Yours faithfully,

Nowrang Persaud

Around the Web

Comments