Zed posted:Gilbakka posted:
A wide cross-section of the society would agree with TK on the need to overhaul the Constitution. Unfortunately, neither the ruling coalition nor the opposition PPP seems interested in such a transforming action.
Gil, I agree with you that a wide cross section of the population sees the need to change the constitution.
I think that changing the constitution will not solve the problems we have. We need to change who we elect to represent us, how we get them to adhere to the constitution and laws of Guyana, of believing in win -win approach to solving national problems instead of win -lose approach, how we change the implicit outlook by many politicians that political competition for government is all about having access to the economic spoils of power instead of doing service for the nation and its people. Until we do these, the constitution is just a piece of paper. Recent events - the selection of GEOCOM chairman, the intrusion on the power of the various independent commissions, Basil Williams fiasco with the judge among others point to the fact that changing the constitution is not the' be all, end all', that the constitution can be subverted.
First step Electoral Reforms,
the list system have to go.