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Maybe ‘acting’ ministers of Govt will perform better

One senior minister argues that keeping the Commissioner of Police (CoP) in an acting position is good because the CoP will perform better in order to get the permanent position.
Clearly, from his own utterances, that is not working because he claims the CoP is not doing his job effectively. So what benefit is being gained by his strategy? What incentive is there for the CoP to perform better if he knows that he will not get the permanent appointment?
Further, according to the minister’s logic no employee should be given a permanent appointment anywhere, because by keeping them in acting positions they will perform better in order to get permanent appointments.
Does that apply to ministers of Government as well, as many of them seem to be not performing at all? The Prime Minister may have erred in appointing some of them.
Maybe we should have an acting Attorney-General.
Karan Mahabirsingh
via e-mail
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