OPINION

PM needs to step up

The public perception of the government is anything but good right now. The coalition is projecting an image of discord and constant disputes show that key ministers are unable to stay on the same page when it comes to crucial issues.

Sure, the prime minister’s office expresses his displeasure at this wrangling between ministers and government officials, but that is not enough. It effectively serves no purpose and does nothing for improving the government’s image.

It has become abundantly clear that there is a serious problem of coordination between the different ministries and offices that make up the coalition government as well as a serious breakdown in communication.

But time is running out for the government to get its act together and mend its image and that task now lies squarely in the prime minister’s lap.