Guyana is a strange place. It got civil society and it got every odda society. It even got burial society. Dem boys can understand how de burial society quiet but dem can’t understand how dem odda society does only mek noise when dem farrin people seh something.
Guyana find oil. Up come some specialist who announce dat because dem two big political parties don’t knock glass together dem can’t control de oil sector. Dem boys want to know why de same specialist never seh dem big political parties can’t control sugar and bauxite.
From de time de expert talk, some group calling itself civil society jump up and seh how it ready to control de oil sector. Dis was de same group dat build de Berbice River Bridge. To dis day, de bridge can’t mek a profit.
Dem boys know dat indeed de country need a watchdog fuh de oil sector. Somebody got to watch if Exxon gon tell Guyana it only pumping 1,000 barrels a day when it pumping 120,000 barrels. Of course, Guyana need more than one watchdog. Anybody wid sense would have more than one dog.
Dat is because all de thieves got to do is ketch a bitch in heat and throw she over the fence. While de bulldog looking after he business, de thieves gon be looking after dem own business. In de same way, civil society gon be looking after dem business.
Dem boys already see all de societies dat would form civil society just like de politicians. Some only got one person and some of dem don’t talk to one anodda. One man was some anti-corruption watchdog. Reporters use to call pon him fuh everything. He was part of civil society.
Now since Exxon slip a small piece in he corner, de man more silent than de burial society. There is need for a close look at Guyana’s wealth but civil society can’t look over. Dem boys got to do it.
Talk half and watch dem specialist.
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