LETTER: Speaking truth to power

2022/06/26 01:01:00

We have to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes

We have to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes

We have to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes

23 June 2022 - 05:00 I assure LEA Callaghan ( Letters , June 2) that though he may think I am a member of the FM’s staff, I am not.23 June 2022 - 05:00 I assure LEA Callaghan ( Letters , June 2) that though he may think I am a member of the FM’s staff, I am not.Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s office is compromised 24 June 2022 - 09:14 Suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.23 June 2022 - 18:06 Picture: ALAISTER RUSSELL In justifying one’s stance on the basic income grant (BIG) we take an accountant’s perspective (do we have enough money?), or an economist’s (will we get the growth returns?) or even the moralist’s (one should support the poor!).

Since the 1980s I have had more than 1,000 letters printed in various media.Sadly, the common thread is tackling government incompetence and its cavalier attitude to its citizens.Sadly, the common thread is tackling government incompetence and its cavalier attitude to its citizens.What is really frightening is that in previous years government departments responded to queries from the media immediately.The suspended public protector must not only foot the legal bills, but must also be removed from office.Nowadays, despite having highly paid “spokespeople” there is a stony silence.Nowadays, despite having highly paid “spokespeople” there is a stony silence.Thankfully, there are strong editors who tackle the government’s incompetence and “don’t care” attitude.Allow me to explain.

It behoves us to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes.It behoves us to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes.SA citizens should choose between the future of the country or to continue protecting individuals and their families.Tony Ball The FM welcomes concise letters from readers.They can be sent to.They can be sent to.

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