10 working days for a job letter?

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Dear Editor,

We are not living in 1918. However, sometimes one gets the feeling that we are. It is really frustrating and unacceptable that in the year 2018 it takes 10 working days from the day one requests an official letter, such as a job letter, from one's employers (government) to get same.

We live in a digital age where the technology allows files to be retrieved with the click of a mouse. Therefore, it's ridiculous that two weeks are needed for such information to be processed.

This 10 working days policy has no place in the 21st century and runs counter to the country's Vision 2030 goal of making Jamaica the place to live, work, raise families and do business. In order to have a successful sustainable development agenda we need to create and maintain partnerships between the State and the citizenry.

This can only be achieved when the citizens feel that their opinions are valued and are taken into consideration in crafting policies. The State needs to redouble its efforts and do all it can to facilitate a business climate which provides an efficient service in a reasonable time span for all Jamaicans.

The time to act is now.

Wayne Campbell

waykam@yahoo.com

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