The Prime Minister’s appearance before the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Monday was interesting to say the least.
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Dr Rowley, show true leadership on Marlene issue
Politics is largely about perception, hence the standard for measuring and ranking corruption is the Global Corruption Perception Index.
As citizens of this country, we have courted political parties through several unimpressive terms in office. Our level of political maturity at present does not allow for politicians to assume that acts of corruption will go unrecognised.
The LifeSport and Section 34 corruption scandals linger in the air as being recognised, but this type of behaviour is contagious as politicians continue to engage in corruption because justice is never delivered.
Marlene Mc Donald is now the centre of attention because her alleged acts call into question the issue of integrity and morality. Ms Mc Donald, it is reported, has truly gone out of her way as a Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, to use her office in favour of her relative.
Only she can explain why she allegedly did what she did.
For political progress, our society must demand justice for acts of corruption. Political leaders and political parties will indeed be as strong as their weakest link. It is in this space that true leadership is tried and tested.
Marlene Mc Donald is an extremely competent public official but there is no instance where competence can be the only criterion for holding public office. The substance of good representation starts with a reputable character.
Dr Rowley is being called upon to exercise his leadership and confirm his commitment to the office of Prime Minister which mandates him to act in the best interest of the country and its citizens.
Prime Minister, you have our full support, make us proud!