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What can force PM to fire you?

Published:Saturday | November 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Good governance demands that when mismanagement takes place, on the part of those put in charge of state entities, his/her resignation should be demanded by the PM and, if he/she refuses to leave, the PM should fire that person or persons.

A PM who fails to rule with an iron fist, when such action is warranted, would have failed to act in the best interest of the nation and in the best interest of himself/herself.

Good governance should always be given precedence over party considerations. Good governance also demands that when a public servant acts in a manner counter to what is expected of him/her, the sitting PM will reveal the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, no matter who is left with egg on their face.

Jamaicans from all walks of life feel that there were ulterior motives at play in the purchase of the Outameni property.

Given that Easton Douglas remains as NHT chairman, the multibillion-dollar question has once again emerged, how far outside the margin of error does a government minister or chairman of a public entity have to go for the PM to demand his/her resignation or fire him/her?

PATRICK A. GALLIMORE

pagalley@hotmail.com

Kingston