Since during the month of June, information surfaced that former Parliamentarians who are now merely party activists were having their exorbitant cell phone bills paid for out of the public purse. In the case of Sheldon Scott, a well-known activist, his bill averaged $23,000.00 a month for April, May & June. These were the only bills released so it is safe to say that was his average monthly bill for the months not released.
One of the hallmarks of a thriving democracy is the existence of and respect for the rule of law. The rule of law means that everyone, including those in leadership is subject to and must abide by the laws of the land. In the absence of adherence to the rule of law, there is chaos, even though things may appear orderly on the surface.
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