St. Vincent and the Grenadines (iWitness News) – An opposition lawmaker says that some public servants are being underutilized because of politics, while others who want to leave stay mainly because they do not want to lose their gratuity.
Dwight Fitzgerald Bramble, who is MP for East Kingstown, is suggesting that the government facilitate public servants who want to quit the service, by paying them a gratuity.
“Many of our public servants are underutilized, in some instances simply because of politics. You have some public servants who have been placed there because of which constituency they come from and the influence of their representative,” Bramble said in the Budget Debate.
“And I am not trying to suggest that an individual should be denied the opportunity to make a living, but good God, man, for crying out loud, let’s make them effective,” he said.
“There are many public servants who sit down in offices with nothing to do; nothing to do. And in most cases, they want something to do, they want to feel as if they are making a contribution,” said Bramble, and economist.