Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fearful of change


Mark Fraser

As a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, I have heard my fair share of people, groups and activists call for changes in the governance of our country.

I’ve heard people lament over the fact that government after government has been unethical and selfish, accusing them mainly of making promises which they never fulfil.

Therefore, it is much to my dismay citizens are making bizarre and ill-informed accusations against the People’s Partnership’s constitutional reforms.

I have kept a close eye on the ongoing debate and, as far I can see, all detractors of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2014 seem fearful of change.

What is so threatening and undemocratic about placing the power in the hands of the people? Constitutional reform has been a topic discussed for years upon years, and there comes a time when the talking is just not enough.

Actions speak louder than words, and placing the power in the hands of the voters revolutionises the political system about which we have complained for years.

Sharlene Adams

Point Fortin