Standing up for decency
As a fairly young political activist, I shared an anger because, after the High Court declared the Houston Constitution Election flawed and ordered a by-election, the PPP refused to comply with the High Court’s decision.
I was the PNC Candidate; as such, I was acquainted with all of the members of the PPP Council of Ministers; they were the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan, Brindly Benn, Balram Singh Rai, Ranji Chandisingh, Jocelyn Hubbard, Charles Jacobs (Jr), Cedric Nunes, Gladstone Wilson and still alive, D. Fenton Ramsahoye, but, in particular, I remember fondly Boysie Ramkarran, Minister of Works and Hydraulics.
He was an affable, oft time jovial personality, and so, in spite of the vast political gap that existed between us, this I can say, they were all honourable men, committed to carrying out the policies of reform they believe were in the best interest of their Party and Country.
Ralph Ramkarran must have been embarrassed with this obvious loss of a sense of honour and patriotism by the present PPP Leadership.
His father ‘Boysie’, in his grave, must have noted how far away the Party that nurtured him and all the Ramkarrans, had moved away from the past to what appears a new ‘ideology’ of greed, and to look askance at blatant corruption.
Ralph Ramkarran, your noble father must be exhaling with relief that his son has severed links with a cabal that he, Cheddi and others never believed would infest the PPP and Guyana,
Let us hope his courageous move will help others to see the light and give Guyana a chance to be a decent, democratic place.
Hamilton Green„ J.P,