THE EDITOR, Sir:
A great nation stands on a solid platform when it can come together despite personal beliefs, political affiliation, race, and gender, to build its firm foundation. Well, one would have thought that our leaders would have done this, considering the shaky and fragile state our country is in.
For years, this country has been heading down a path of unwavering low productivity, coupled with corruption and poor decision-making by our leaders. Yet, we somehow continue to place our confidence in the hands of these politicians who sit on both sides of the aisle because we selected them as worthy candidates when the only clear objective is the greedy desire for power.
Despite which party is in power, I give no support for incompetence, excuses, promises, and lack of vision. I give no support to a party that was in power for 18 years, but somehow use it as an excuse to say they inherited the debt and ironically played no part in the huge amount. Likewise, I share no sentiment for a party and their representatives who, because they are not in power, sit down in Parliament and just idly watch the country run to wreck and not be strong and resolute in opposing and being passionate about the lives of the Jamaican people.
balance before capsizing
It's not even a general election year and we have both parties masquerading through the hills and valleys of this country seeking to re-energise the masses to look in their direction and support them. When a mother can't find lunch money for her children or food for the dinner table, do you think politics is priority for her now? Or a father who somehow was made redundant because the company he worked for downsized, do you think politics is his saving grace?
Our leaders somehow don't see the importance of fixing the country now and coming together to balance this land of ours before we capsize! A radical shift is needed now. Too long we are sitting waiting for a change to happen; too long we have been hoping that it's going to be one of the political parties. It can happen when the Jamaica Labour Party is in opposition. It can and must happen now, with both parties putting politics aside and deciding to make Jamaica work!
JUMOKE S. PATRICK