Agricultural businessman Jose Manuel Gonzalez firmly believes that leaving politics to the politicians is a grave mistake. The successful Venezuelan has experience running large companies such as Fedecámaras and Citgo, but he has served in the public sector as well. After having the role of deputy in the National Assembly for the state of Guárico his different perspectives have led him to make some observations and form some opinions.
The deputy has noted that the state of agriculture in Venezuela is in a precarious situation. The country produces 500,000 tons of rice and 300,000 tons of corn annually. Because the country does not have a foreign exchange set for importing goods this results in a roller coaster supply system.
The Assembly should be able to clearly see that the agriculture situation is not ideal. One of the factors preventing their ability to solve the problem is unsuccessful government management. The closed-door government has a history of pointing out the flaws of the current system, yet it continues to turn a deaf ear on new suggestions.
Manuel Gonzalez has stressed that he would like to see better balance within the government and political system. He has said the people are tired of messiahs with a personal agenda who want to rule with an iron fist. However, the people are also fed up with a system of divided political parties that are controlled by special interests.
This corruption has also negatively affected government as well as the election process. The deputy has observed that valuable citizens who would be incredible political leaders are denied the ability to run because they do not have strong political party affiliations. By not having a fair election process is it impossible to get fair and unbiased leaders.
Jose Manuel Gonzales believes it would be in the country’s best interest to create a national agreement; it would also be imperative that parliament upholds this agreement. The parliament should work diligently and efficiently in times of crisis so that peace can be quickly restored. Finally, the parliament should continually work towards a goal of economic growth. Once these things are put in place the constituents of Venezuela will have more trust in their government and live in a better place.
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