THE EDITOR, Sir:
One of the reasons why Jamaica has become one of the most (if not the most) indebted countries in the world is because there are absolutely no sanctions for poor management/performance or policymaking in the public sector. But why should there be when our taxpayers don't care that they are always being forced to bear the full brunt of the fallout?
One does not have to look far to find recent, stark and recurring examples of this being rubbed in our faces. Look at the public defender, Earl Witter, winner of the poorest performer award for the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and possibly 2013, as well as the destructive performance of the National Water Commission (NWC) over the years.
The NWC has developed the expertise in destroying infrastructure and undoing all good roadwork and replacing same with totally unacceptable work.
Oh, yes, each time, the NWC is broke, it can always run to the taxpayers and get a bailout, whether we like it or not, but are the policymakers/managers or anyone there ever sanctioned for pouring money down the drain?
Never heard of it. Latest examples of their destructuve and money-wasting practices will soon be visible on the new airport road and are already in evidence in Portmore where some roads were recently rehabilitated.
The Jamaican taxpayers deserve awards for being the most complacent, compliant and long-suffering in the world.