Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The 187th reminder.... to the PERSON/S CONCERNED

HAPPY NEW YEAR....., hopefully!

It's been less than 3 weeks since the last major water pipe 'burst', which even closed down the water kiosks for a week and today, I was informed that there's been another and there's no 'fresh' water to be had even from the water kiosks. Have any of these 'water officials' ever tried finding out what other countries do to deal with persistent pipe bursts? One hardly hears of 'civilized' nations going without water for days on end. Such incidences are dealt with within hours and everything is well maintained. And anything that take days, is compensated for. We have no such 'luxury', unfortunately.

What kind of country do we live in? And what do the various 'officials' including the Ministry think the word 'civilization', means? According to my Collins Pocket Dictionary and Thesaurus, it means a refined, cultured society. Is this applicable in this case?

And why are the 'water officials', including the Ministry, reducing this 'city' to a village status by 'planting' water kiosks all over, instead of the residents getting piped fresh water consistently? There are many parts of this town that haven't seen a drop of fresh water in their pipes/taps in YEARS!!!! This area (Kizingo), being one of them.

So, can we greet each other with the above greeting, when the residents of a major town are having to go without water, a basic necessity of life?

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