Leaders? These People Aren’t leaders!

Guyana!  Here’s a little country, next to Venezuela, whose leaders seem to be focusing their attention on the wrong problem.

President Bharrat Jagdeo hosted a meeting on Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) with ranks and officers of the Guyana Defence Force at Camp Ayanganna on Thursday.

That leaders of Guyana, formerly British Guiana, would aquander any of their energy on (gasp) Global warming is unconscionable.

  • “with a per capita gross domestic product of only $4,700 in 2006, Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.”
  • “There are 4,952 miles (7,970 km) of highway, of which 367 miles (590 km) is paved.”
  • “Reliability of electricity supply is very low,”
  • “Key issues in the water and sanitation sector in Guyana are poor service quality, a low level of cost recovery and low levels of access. “
  • :Guyana’s educational system was at one time considered to be among the best in the Caribbean, but it significantly deteriorated in the 1980s because of the emigration of highly educated citizens and the lack of appropriate funding.”
  • “The health sector is currently unable to offer certain sophisticated tertiary services and specialized medical services, the technology for which is unaffordable in Guyana, or for which the required medical specialists are not available.”
  • “Basic health services in the interior are primitive to non-existent, and some procedures are not available at all.”

How hard can it be to provide for a population of 775,000. 

“The main economic activities in Guyana are agriculture (production of rice and Demerara sugar), bauxite mining, gold mining, timber, shrimp fishing and minerals.” One thing positive the leaders could do is to band together with other countries that produce gold and force the U.S. Government to stop putting a cap on the price og Gold. Adjusted for inflation, Gold should be selling in excess of $2,000. A robust mining industry would do a lot for the economies of Guyana and African countries. It is unfortunate that leaders spend so much time and effort on non-issues like Carbon Caps to combat (gasp) global warming, when there are so many pressing issues that solved can have immediate impact on their citizens.

Leaders? These people aren’t leaders!

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