THE EDITOR: Allow me the opportunity to express my pleasant surprise when I got your Sunday Newsday (dated April 14) and saw a supplement from the Ministry of Justice. I was heartened by the broad extent of the work I see that the Ministry and its agencies are doing to rehabilitate ex-prisoners. All of this good work has gone unnoticed and unrecognised in the past. We like to bash our authorities when they do not get things right but we should also shower praises when they are doing such a wonderful job.
I want to give kudos to the Minister and her staff for informing the national community about the many measures that are in place to rehabilitate the people who have gone on the wrong side of the law. These true success stories are not carried by the media, so hats off to the Ministry for giving us this good news. Incidentally, a relative of mine learnt a trade while serving a prison term and was able to start his own small business when he was released.
I think we should get more updates on what the Government is doing to govern the country and how it is fulfilling its promise. This is an excellent way of getting its message across.
The Government has to be proactive in informing the public about the work it is doing. I look forward to reading more of what the Ministry of Justice, as well as other Government Ministries are doing. This will influence me in how I vote in the next elections.