A racially balanced Govt. would be most productive
While I find the statement by Freddie Kissoon true in a certain sense: “Anyone who studies the politics of Ronald Waddell would know that it had two strands.
One was that he was against the PPP regime because he perceived it to be a government that was bent on ousting African Guyanese from the structure of power, authority and influence in this land,” his statement is also a glaring fault on what needs to be done to make Guyana politics unbiased.
When the PPP won the first fair and free elections in Guyana in 1992 it was faced with a Civil Service that was about 30,000 people primarily of African Guyanese decent. Basically, the previous “Government”, the People’s National Congress (PNC) had employed its supporters into positions of power and regardless of the need for an over burdened Civil Service.
And, because the rice and sugar industries had collapsed, for whatever reason, it led to basically the rice workers working to support an Elitist Civil Service.
Had the PNC managed to raise productivity levels in Guyana the drain on the Guyana economy at the time would not have exacerbated a racial divide that came about when the British and the Americans used a concept of divide and conquer to fool Burnham into thinking it was his divine right to rule Guyana.
As a Government faced with a poor performing Civil Service any Government would need to reduce the size of the Civil Service and increase productivity (which is clearly opposite to what the PNC was doing at the time). Even after 16 years of democratic PPP/C Government there are still huge imbalances in the Institutions of States which should have been naturally balanced through the natural attrition rate.
Since the PNCR supporters are said to be mainly African Guyanese, the PNCR would never agree to have a racially balanced Government as it supporters may always be in the minority. This is the very same view that Ian Smith of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and the White Minority South African Government took during the Apartheid years during which Burnham argued about a White Minority Government ruling South Africa then turned around and created a Black African Minority Government in Guyana.