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Stop the blame game, JLP, and act

Published:Monday | October 6, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When the question is asked about the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) role in sensitising the public instead of attacking and criticising the Government on chik-V matters, their response is that it is the Government's role to show leadership.

This shows that the JLP is not a leader and is, therefore, not ready for government. The JLP should show leadership and lead by example, but they do not know how to do so. They are playing politics with people's health.

Based on the JLP's argument and approach, they are not a leader. Why would I vote for them if they can't sensitise us?

I do not support the call for the removal of the health minister. I have listened to him and put into practice what he has told the public and that has protected my family, my community and myself from chikungunya.

I, personally, motivated my neighbours to act based on the instructions given to us by the minister. If all of us listen, it will have minimum impact, but if we are carefree and careless, we will suffer from chik-V.

The JLP is playing politics with people's health and I am ashamed of them. I would feel much more comfortable if they show leadership and help sensitise and motivate the public to get rid of the mosquito breeding sites.

I call on the JLP to stop the blame game and act.

Henry Miller

thetruthspeak@ovi.com