Social cohesion is always an elusive element in our country, primarily because it is not the will of our politicians who believe in the ‘divide and rule’ principle. Being in Government is the biggest business and nasty politicians can sell their own maternal and paternal affiliations to gain a share in that pursuit.
I must commend the effort of our President, His Excellency David Granger for his brave attempt to bring the Emancipation Celebration to Region 6 at Union Village, which saw the attendance of people from various races and ethnicities attending in their numbers. In fact, I saw our East Indian brothers and sisters fully decked in African wear, which sent a clear message that cultural and social cohesion are possible, but must start with our politicians.
However, what I have been witnessing on the television in Berbice has convinced me that some in the Alliance For Change are uninterested about social cohesion and are leaving no stone unturned in blasting this concept to smithereens not by using weapons of mass destruction but by sheer hate and personal attacks.
I have read with interest, the ranting and ravings of the Quixotic character who unfortunately resides in Region 5 and was shocked when this was the first caller who got through to the AFC’s programme ‘Alliance on the Move’ and was given free air time to continue his vitriolic and personal attacks on the PM’s Representative, Mr Gobin Harbhajan. Is this how the AFC intends to be ‘on the Move’?
I never expected that the AFC would have descended to the depths of the cesspool. The stench emanating is now unbearable.
Furthermore, these TV ‘stars’ have been making unrealistic promises to the residents that I need to ask which ministry do these guys represent? They are making statements pertaining to agriculture, public infrastructure and public security which I have not heard coming from the relevant ministry.
Can party leader Mr. Trotman please answer me? These people believe that they could even hold the residents in Berbice as captives to their falsehood and fabrication. Why are these persons being allowed to destroy the Coalition? These TV ‘personalities’ are destroying the work of the Social Cohesion Ministry and I do feel Minister Ally should bring pressure to bear on these AFC’s Region 6 officials and members for bringing efforts of her ministry to zero.
Finally, one cannot help but notice that the presenters on ‘the Alliance on the Move’ Programme are of one ethnicity so where are the others, are they selectively excluded? I knew that once upon a time, the AFC boasted multi-ethnicity and race, but it seems that principle has also been thrown under the bus. This will further destroy the remnants of respectability of the AFC. Mr. Trotman needs to move quickly and decisively to save some face at least.
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