OPINION

Let the managers do their job

Certain government deputies have been accusing the heads of public enterprises and utilities that they have not been adopting policies that will benefit the general public. Unless we are seriously mistaken, the main mission of the managers appointed to the helm of these organizations was to bring some order to the chaos prevailing and to combat waste, eventually bringing these enterprises to a point where they can begin to turn a profit. Past experience has taught us that when deficits begin to widen, and as a result the country’s external debt expands, there is nothing particularly citizen-friendly about it, because at the end of the day, it is the Greek taxpayer who will be picking up the bill. Public enterprises have found themselves in their present wretched predicament because of those politicians who saw them as vehicles for granting favors and playing political games. So, it is perhaps time for all the fans of populism within New Democracy to curb their criticism, because the government’s biggest problem right now is not those managers who are simply trying to do their job.