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Why only Colm? Share the acting

THE EDITOR: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is presently out of the country (for medical tests) and we have an acting appointment. A PM in waiting, so to speak.

The chosen one is Colm Imbert, again. Surprise! Surprise!

An acting PM is a Cabinet member serving in the role of Prime Minister while the regular PM is unable to do so.

How come this acting appointment is not shared among other Cabinet members? Is Imbert the only competent one? Who makes that acting call, and let us be very honest with ourselves.

Why not give others a chance and see how well they perform?

If, God forbid, the incumbent PM is not able to return to his duties, is the acting PM confirmed?

A weak leader never has a succession plan. We see it in other political parties and religious groups.

Let us have the Ministers of Culture, Health and Works all given a chance at acting.

There is good material out there. Use it.

AV RAMPERSAD, Princes Town

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