“How not to be corrupt”

first_imgDear Editor,I have read with keen interest and saw the Evening News and I am convinced that the malicious and vitriolic attack on Gobin Harbhajan is meant to silence him in his fight against corruption perpetrated by officials and other members of the Alliance For Change (AFC). However, he would not have been the first AFC member to experience this dirty display of venomous discharge, others were described as ‘rogues’.However, it is the first time the AFC has dispensed any sort of decorum, tact or diplomacy in dealing with members who have dared to expose cronyism and corruption which have infested the party, more so after the coalition assumed office in 2015. Since then, we have seen the exodus of many high-ranking members and the disintegration of the AFC’s Canada Chapter all due to the fact that the AFC leaders have miserably failed to live up to their founding principles and their promise to eradicate corruption.AFC’s Abel Seetaram’s attempt at the Region Six Agriculture Expo to besmirch the character of Harbhajan and to tempt him to act outside of the law failed miserably.This personal attack on Harbhajan by the cohorts of AFC officials started a long time ago and much effort was expended by this same group to ensure that Harbhajan did not become a member of the National Executive of the AFC since that would have given him more power to fight corruption, but they underestimated the tenacity of the man. When a person is totally committed to a cause, corrupt people will be unable to disrupt him from that anti-corruption crusade he has undertaken.The Prime Minister’s regional office is an important one in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and it is the only ray of light through which people can get things done in Region Six which has become so depressed economically and socially and the regional representative has impartially and objectively carried out his functions, never seeking personal favours and gains. It is time that AFC officials and their cohorts take a page from Harbhajan’s book on “how not to be corrupt”.Yours sincerely,Rohit Persaudlast_img