Don’t pick on Major General Joseph Singh
I listened with dismay the unwarranted attack on Major General (rtd) Joseph Singh by the Guyana Public Service Union and wish to suggest to the union leadership that the time has come for them to carefully select their battle given the state of the public service and the limited resources of the union.
I am of the view that this recent preoccupation with Major General Singh is counterproductive and a waste of resources.
I had cause, on numerous occasions, both socially and professionally, to meet with Major General Joseph Singh and on every occasion I found him to be a true patriot and one of the most professional beings I have ever met and worked with.
What also amazes me about this gentleman is that every person, be it the officers that came under his command at the Guyana Defence Force, staff at Conservation International or GT&T, even people from across the political divide, they all share similar sentiments.
Therefore I will suggest to the leadership of the union to stop nitpicking and find substantial Industrial relations issues. I am sure without fear of successful contradiction that they will find Major General Singh a valuable partner.
It is time for our leaders to become the change they want to see.
Former Public Servant