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A poor example from the PM

Published:Friday | March 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM


It seems it is the philosophy of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to exonerate from blame those she has placed at the helm of government ministries and agencies whenever things go awry. The Riverton dump fire serves as example of her practise of this philosophy. When asked in an interview if she thought that NSWMA head Jennifer Edwards ought to be held responsible, the prime minister replied that Edwards had not caused the fire.

Indeed she did not, but if that is so, then who should be held accountable? It is most unfortunate that the head of our country holds to this view. Such an approach is inconsistent with contemporary management practices and is at odds with good governance. Is it any surprise therefore, that so many ministers have handled their respective portfolios with wanton incompetence?

John Constantine