Government is ultimately responsible for law and order
Stabroek News
January 10, 2002

Dear Editor,

I refer to a letter captioned "People should stop bribing the police" [ please note: link provided by LOSP web site ] (7.1.2002) by Sandra Khan. She needs to do some more research into the subject of government, police and the people.

Once a government has been elected, the people have passed control to the government, therefore saying "it takes a corrupt people to corrupt a government" is far from being accurate.

In Guyana where the culture of lawlessness is the strongest culture, can you imagine someone being charged with a serious offence not taking the easiest way out, since it is the culture of Guyana. Government sits in Parliament and makes laws and government should show good governance by enforcing the laws of the land.

On TV Ch 65 News Update Dec 28, 2001, there was an extract from Roger Luncheon's cabinet media briefing on corruption in the deeds registry.

He explained the degree of corruption in government agencies. Following that news item there was another item where a supervisor in the Housing Ministry was caught procuring a bribe from a contractor.Sandra Khan should stop molly-coddling the government and lay the responsibility for the ills of corruption at the feet of the government.

If the government was not satisfied with what the law enforcement agency is doing, then only government is capable of doing something about it and it is the government's responsibility.

Yours faithfully,

Vic Lobert