'How can you reward non performers and mediocrity?'
A declaration by the People's National Party's (PNP) DK Duncan that it will prove a challenge for the ruling party to retain divisions in Region six in the pending local government polls, has ignited a debate among Jamaica Observer online readers as to their performance of the party since it retained power in early 2012. Duncan
made the remark Sunday following a meeting of the party's Regional Executive Council (REC) for Region Six at the Herbert Morrison High School in St James, where he urged the delegates to step up their political education campaign. Here are some edited comments:
It is going to be very difficult but the PNP will pull it off. They are going to win some and lose some but thats the way its going to be.What these MPs and councillors have to do is to make sure they know their people and can get them to the polls. You don't want to know them only election time you want to know them through it all, every step of the way. So comrades get your house
@mastersgt: Why u don't get your mental faculty in order.
@mastersgt: Give us a single reason why the PNP should win the next
local government election? Should it be for more and continued economic stagnation and strangulation? If you can say in all fairness to Jamaica and its people that the PNP deserves to be 're-elected then I'm afraid we are more politically biased than I thought. How can you reward non performers and mediocrity? Performance-wise they have been a colossal failure! Please list any and all achievements since the last election? Good governance is about fairness, performance and getting the job done. Being a representative must be about getting results. Results matter!
@Karl: Colossal is too small a word; it does not even begin to describe how thoroughly they have failed
@mastersgt: Well mastersgt, I don't even know who is the councillor here... and I hear similar sentiments in many other places.
The PNP will be trounced, friend.
@woodpecker: Keep on dreaming.
@prizm: U do not even have the ability to dream.
Dr DK Duncan should have told the delegates to step up their "political education campaign" from day one; it's a bit too late for that now. Poor people have waited too long for the promises to be delivered, now they're getting impatient. Dr DK Duncan must have seen the critical writings on the wall why he made these statements.
Dr Duncan; Why don't you be TRUTHFUL and broadcast that the GOVERNMENT IS A FAILURE. You HAVE done it before. Why would you be trying to extend THIS PRESSURE, on the poor people of Jamaica? But you ARE sending us THE MESSAGE. However I don't know what will be left after this period is over. IT WILL BE OVER FOR THE COUNTRY.
Dr Duncan you're wrong. The people of western Jamaica loves PNP more than how they love themselves. Remember with PNP party it's 'run wid it' time when any election is due. Sir, don't forget your party's motto is; we will do every and anything to be in power.
@D Blackham: You are so right bro.
That's all you can speak about, DK? Winning elections continue to be the only mandate of your party? What will happen to the countless number of Jamaicans being killed so horrendously under your party's watch? Our PM continues to do world tours as if she's a celebrity, and Jamaicans continue to starve for leadership. What have we become.
Jamaicans are tired of the current political system and the current crop of politicians. This political system has put us in a mess and will not solve the plethora of problems such as: unemployment, crime/corruption, the devaluation of our dollar, bad roads etc. Some of these old dinosaurs should be in retirement instead of being still active politically.
Clearly it's because the Government is incompetent.