Getting into politics in Guyana has always meant aligning yourself with one or the other major political parties and becoming branded. Too often, people with good intentions have entered politics and lost their individuality because the party image and baggage eats them up.
I believe that maintaining your individuality and always acting in favour of your personal beliefs is one of the most difficult things to do for someone who has entered public office through party politics. This is why I admire Simona Broomes, junior Minister of Natural Resources. Her voice is clear, she continues to be passionate about her beliefs and she does not hesitate to voice them.
It is because of her honesty and no nonsense attitude that many people are fast becoming supporters of Broomes. I hope that her call for police to “lock-up” and “charge” bar owners and parents who traffic young girls will be heeded and I trust that she will do her best to see that it translates into action.
Even if you don’t agree with most of what the Coalition government has done so far you can’t help but respect Simona Broomes. Progress is all about action and not about taking sides. I only hope that Broomes’ image and refreshing honesty remain untouched by the more sinister characters around her.
Blessings to Broomes the Best! (I couldn’t resist the alliteration, lol)