In a recent Newsroom report, GPL Chairman Rawle Lucas, in reference to the blackouts, stated, “This is one child we must kill; I know people don’t like to murder, but that one we have to end”.
The awful choice of words by the GPL Chairman seems to have flown under the radar, as the Guyana media have almost no mention of it, social media is undisturbed by it, and there has not been even a peep from children’s advocates and activists in Guyana.
However, a number of social activists – individuals and groups – are extremely perturbed by the utter lack of sensitivity displayed by the GPL Chairman, and we call on that gentleman to issue a public apology to Guyana’s children and parents.
We also call upon Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, to publicly indicate his and his ministry’s position with respect to use of such language by the GPL chairman.
Finally, we call upon the public to consider a picketing exercise in front of the GPL Chairman’s office, to let him know that wanting to ‘kill children’ will not be tolerated.
The Caribbean Voice