Why is the Government trying to brainwash the people of Linden
I would like to ask one question of Mrs. Gail Teixeira. Why is she on the television trying to mislead the people of Guyana with her side of the story and not allowing the people of Linden to give their part of the story? The people of Linden strongly reject the one-sided stories peddled by the Government teams who appear on the TV. There is no one from Linden who is allowed to do what they are doing. Trying to criminalize the people and their leaders by those who appear on the TV is also unacceptable. No one from the Government team has ever tried to address the issues affecting Linden.
Moreso, the people of Linden have no confidence in Ms. Teixeira, she is being paid a hefty sum to spin, since as Minister of Health she has put the workers of the Linden Hospital Complex through great hardship. She has caused the workers to be placed on contract, promising that within one year they would be permanently employed by way of corporatizing the Hospital in 1996. To date this is yet to be done. She told the workers that they would receive a gratuity in lieu of pension, payable every six months. Presently, if a female employee should proceed on maternity leave, they lose their six months gratuity. When the workers were protesting against this injustice she has said nothing in their defence or attempted to set the records strait.
There is no fairness in what is going on. It is very clear what the intention of the government is for not allowing another television station in Linden. In every other part of this country there is more than one station. It means that the person has no opportunity to make decisions based on different views expressed on many issues. Why is the Government trying to brainwash the people of Linden.
I am calling on the Government to deal with the issues affecting the people of Linden and stop playing politics. We are a proud, intelligent and dignified people who can make decisions of our own. Therefore stop trying to treat our leader and the people as if they are the least intelligent in Guyana.