Sun | Oct 24, 2021

Having the mental capacity to lead

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

When you say you want to lead a country, you have to make sure you have the mental capacity to lead. However, if your mental capacity comes into question, then we are in trouble.

For years, we have mentally challenged people roaming the streets of the country and harming the citizens. You see them at the traffic stops with sticks, and sometimes a very harmful thing such as a machete is in their hands, which is especially dangerous to children and women who have to pass them.

The key person in every government is the prime minister, as he is the CEO of the government. That CEO has to decide on his executives, and these executives decide their resource persons, and so on down the line.

There are many issues that will decide how successful a government will be in office, and the success will be determined by having the right persons in the right spaces, and all this is dependent on a fairly smart, well-educated prime minister with the right mental capacity. If a fool occupies that position, then we are going to have more problems than solutions in this democracy.

I, therefore, want all future aspirants to know that the job needs:

1. An honest and forthright person;

2. A person who understands and appreciates data and technology;

3. A person who can find the right individuals for the various jobs at hand;

4. A person who does not readily subscribe to excuses when the job is not done properly.

My fellow Jamaicans, we need this type of individual to lead us in order for the majority of us to survive.

MARK TROUGHT