It’s time to rebuild, reunite and heal our nation

Dear Editor,
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government, after six months in office, have demonstrated to every Guyanese the reason they were elected, the Government of the day! Like it or not,
Guyanese all across this country, we have seen and have experienced progress over the last six months. All of our Ministries have been involved in delivering improvements in the lives of every Guyanese.
While having outreaches throughout our country, something that the past administration was unable to achieve in the past five years.
The PPP/C’s achievements are so numerous that it would take me an inordinate amount of time to enumerate. One must remember the PPP came into government without a Budget for 2020. In record time, they crafted an Emergency Budget which included measures aimed at nursing our economy to good health, stimulating our economic sectors, attracting new investments, creating employment, and improving the economy’s competitiveness.
Now we can get over this nightmare that has wracked our nation for the last five years. It’s time to rebuild, reunite, and heal our country, our souls, and our bodies.
Our president, Dr Irfaan Ali, and his Ministers are aware of the issues and are working overtime to address the “various issue encountered. Starting our healing process is top on his agenda. As promised, he has already started to implement his Government and Cabinet plans of action. He has promised to work for all Guyanese. Let’s work with our President, and not against him. Let’s bring our great nation back to its leadership role as a Caribbean power that we have been as we receive global recognition.
Priority one, we need to get control of this COVID virus. Wear a mask people, Please! The simple measures the experts and doctors have recommended could have saved tens of thousands of lives already.
Apparently, common sense is not common anymore. Can’t we just agree to disagree? We need to show common courtesy, respect and decency toward each other. We need to return to an era where we have respect and tolerance for one another.
It is time for us to come together as a nation and to heal. It will not be easy, but we have to try. Our President will represent the whole nation, and we must know that he will work as hard for those who voted against him as those who voted for him, even those who did not vote! That’s his job – it is called a duty of care for all Guyanese.
We MUST come together as a country, if only for our own well-being and that of our young people who look to us and our behaviour as examples. This country has weathered a tremendously bitter electoral process in 2020 that divided so many and brought out the very worst in people. We saw, felt and heard racism, bigotry and hate across our nation (and still see it) in our communities, it’s always been around, but it took centre stage during the 2020 elections, and unfortunately, it hasn’t fully left.
There is too much at stake to not do so, it’s time to ask the bigger questions: What can we do TOGETHER to make things better – for our families, our neighbourhoods, our communities, our country? What do we envision for our future – for our Country, our environment, our kids’ education? What can WE DO as individuals to make any and all of this happen?
We’re seeing the shenanigans that our APNU/AFC politicians are currently doing. Whether or not you APNU/AFC politicians “like” or approve of President Dr Irfaan Ali is at this point irrelevant.
He is the President of Guyana, and for now at least, there’s nothing you can do about that.
Truly, I behoove you to stop the contentiousness and honour the office of the President, if not the man who fills it.
Clearly, if we want to have a cohesive, stable, improved and healthy future, it’s up to each of us to do our part to make that happen.
Not to be too corny about it, but JFK really did say it best when he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Translate that into as small a chunk (or medium sized if you like) as will work for you. But DO SOMETHING that will make something better.
The work of rebuilding together has been and always will be to bring neighbours together to strengthen our communities.
Together, we must closely examine how we are working to break barriers and be better neighbours, not only within our organisation, but also in the communities we serve.
We still have a lot of work to do to make our communities stronger. We must listen and continue to work together, to demand better of ourselves. Only then will we be able to see true change in our communities.

David Adams