When the question is about protecting perks and turf, personalities like David Hinds are exposed for what they truly are, declared Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, who was no-holds barred in rapping Hinds for his recent comments.
On Wednesday (June 5, 2019), Executive Member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), David Hinds, called for action by the APNU+ AFC Coalition Government to flush the public service of People’s Progressive Party moles. His comment was in response to the recent disclosures about corruption in the APNU+AFC Coalition Government camp. Hinds went as far as calling for a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the public service with the aim of flushing out the PPP moles.
This latter comment drew the ire of the Opposition Leader who charged that Hind’s ‘Hitler-like’ posture to get rid of persons who are not in conformity with the order of the day as dictated by the APNU+AFC Coalition Government has no place in modern society. Jagdeo said, “He says the government needs to flush out PPP moles….he wants a purge of the public service…like Hitler had… these are not PPP moles. These are good decent Guyanese who are offended by the wanton corruption taking place at the top levels of government circles. These are good decent Guyanese people….they should not be subject to a test of which political party they support.”
The Opposition Leader noted that Hinds is takes offense at the fact that corruption has been exposed, but is silent on the acts of corruption itself; he takes offense that the firing of public servants by his WPA colleague, Tabitha Sarabo- Halley has been exposed, but is silent on the fact that all of the persons fired are Afro-Guyanese – the very group he has claimed to represent in the past.
Jagdeo said, “David Hinds is supposed to be a black rights activists, all the people fired were Afro-Guyanese, where is his outrage? He is not concerned about ordinary Afro-Guyanese… when it comes to defending his perks, his turf, all of the rights issues go through the window.
“…any modicum of respect I had for him is gone…he wants to a CoI to hunt down PPP supporters in government ministries…. now the people of Guyana see who David Hinds really is.”
The Opposition Leader made it clear that the Protected Disclosures (Whistleblowers) Act protects the rights of whistleblower. This is not the first time that Hinds has been called out for his “hypocrisy” by the Opposition Leader. The last time was in July 2018.