Government must 'walk the talk'
Stabroek News
March 5, 2002

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Dear Editor,

I think many Guyanese welcome the remarks of Minister Gajraj as reported in the Chronicle of Sunday, March 3, in which he acknowledged the presence of people in the society whose wealth and riches are untraceable to any normal form of work or activity. It is most welcome that the Minister seems to be suggesting that the authorities would like to go after these people since they are a menace and a bad influence in the society. While these remarks are welcome, I would like to see the government walk the talk, not just talk the talk. For the past forty years or so the only thing succeeding governments have done is talk the talk, while the society degenerated. This degeneration seems to have overtaken the arms of power, a corruption which is not only financial but moral.

The question I would like to pose is how connected are those controlling arms of the state with these new money barons. This question seems to have eluded the illustrious Minister. I also think the time has come for the introduction of legal mechanisms to deal with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Odaipaul Singh