AS an avid Express reader, I must confess to being quite disheartened after reading one of your contributors in Saturday’s edition. His comments were carried under the headline “Dr Baboolal gave a lot but got so little”. After listing all of the distinguished offices which Dr Baboolal held he lamented that Dr Baboolal was not “selected as president of our country”. The question is who should she have replaced over the particular period and why?
In a few words I would like to suggest to that writer how much better it would have served the memory of Dr Baboolal had he said, “Dr Baboolal served diligently.” To have served diligently is in itself quite sufficient. Those who enter public service ought to do so out of love of country and love of their fellow citizens and not for what they must “get” or ought to “get”.