THE EDITOR, Sir:
Since the Government's indication that the scrap-metal industry will reopen shortly, scavengers have again begun their assault on the country's infrastructure. Telecommunications material, road signs, and electricity equipment have all been targeted.
It is incredulous that, after all the mayhem the scrap-metal thieves have wreaked on the country, we are seriously reconsidering reopening the industry.
The only way the sector should resume is if the industry minister, Anthony Hylton, is willing to be held personally responsible for the consequences.
If it works out well, we will hail Anthony Hylton as a hero and add some letters behind his name in October. However, if scrap-metal thieves begin to run amok, business and individuals who suffer should form a class action and sue the minister for his recklessness.