OPINION

Ministers neglecting their duties

The country is facing a wide array of serious problems in all of the crucial sectors that one can think of. Events over the last few days suggest that a number of prominent government ministers are stubbornly refusing to realize the gravity of this situation. Instead, they continually indulge in public relations exercises, making portentous sound bites in front of television cameras, radio microphones or to newspaper journalists, only to revise them later the very same day when they realize that what they said has caused a stir. Of course, while they are engaging in all this outrageous behavior they are neglecting to do the job that taxpayers are paying them for. This kind of publicity-mongering has grown into a phenomenon that, even in this time of crisis, has taken on alarming proportions. It is also outrageous; especially when one takes into consideration the fact that the sectors for which these busy politicians are responsible are literally on the verge of collapse.