The economic wellbeing of a community does not rely on the beauty of a few buildings
I have never been a reader of that partisan and divisive rag called the Mirror. It is the greatest publisher of revisionist history and inaccurate facts on Guyana. I was however interested in reading the article on corruption in Guyana penned by Ralph Ramkarran, so I did a Google search and found the article.
While looking for the article I came across a headline that said something to the effect that Government proves that Linden is not depressed.
The evidence of this was a newly built or renovated building and a newly paved road. This is the appalling evidence of economic vibrancy from the genius room of the ruling party.
It is insulting to the hardworking people of Linden and the entire Guyanese community to say that we have thrown up a road and a building that look good so be satisfied. To say that Linden is not a depressed community the government is truly showing that they will not lift a finger to bring any improvement to the mining town.
To prove that Linden is not depressed, I would like the Mirror to publish the following statistics on Linden:
1. The unemployment rate
2. The average income of all households
3. The poverty level in the community
4. Recent substantial investments
Any half-baked economist would know that the economic wellbeing of a community does not rely on the beauty of a few buildings but the goods and services produced and how those benefit the community directly.