Trinidad & Tobago Politics - Page 4
Title: We need better politicians
Comments: We know which political party is in power here now. We have had many years of the PNM in power since our independence to recognize their presence.We have the same pattern of governance that they usually apply when in power. Things such as deprivation of the poorer areas of this nation.Continual bickering among politicians, manipulative legislation that are either racially divisive or are in favour of the already prosperous. Now that we have no place to go with new roads which supplemented salaries of both contractors and some politicians they are working overtime to find other methods to maintain the lifestyles of themselves an their rich associates. Our nation is still in ramshackle state.Our capital need urgent upgrading. We need better roads and good recreation facilities .We also need better medical care and welfare amenities,together with the helping hand of the public to stem the flow galloping crime and general lawlessness. Most of all we need a programme of diversification, stringent and accountability and transparency in government departments to halt the expansion of corruption.We also need an urgent reform of our police system and its procedures, together with a complete revision of our justice system. The days of our reliance on gas and oil are numbered. The recent announcement that the USA that they were is going to supply oil and gas on the open market together with the latest announcement in the UK that they intent to ban the use of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 just puts a nail in the coffin of our economy. However, none of this has any impact on the mentally of our politicians. They will continue to do exactly as they please despite how gloomy the international situation becomes. With rising crime, rising unemployment and more poverty, and nothing being done about any of our woes the writing is on the wall. Yes man, we need new political thinking if we are going to create a more secure nation with opportunities for the up coming generation. Our politicians are just playing at politics. We need politicians with genuine good intentions, better morals and compassion. At present they continue making promises that their party on its own could never fulfil, such as restoring the death penalty. Finally we need politicians that see and treat individuals of this society as members of one nation and not as a racially divided enclave.