Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Re: The T-Junction at Cinemax, Nyali

What a defeatist comment!!!! Sure we pray to Allah to give these people some integrity and brains, but we also try and get our disapproving voices heard. In fact, the complaints email address of the Council is bouncing due to it's mailbox being full! What does that tell you of this Council?

Remember, the hadith of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)? That we trust in God but tie our camels.

With prayers, there should also be some action and what better and very non-violent way than to WRITE about injustices in our midst.

And since we're members of the MCCBO, we really should be doing something about this since quite a few of our members live in Nyali and are suffering the consequences of this.

Officialdom, instead of trying to ease the traffic jams during peak hours, seems to be hell-bent on causing more jams!


On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Hussein A Abbas Al Hussein  wrote:

Mama Raziya

Let's have patience Allah Karim what can we do if all goes to deaf ears mamangu
Sent from my BlackBerry®

-----Original Message-----
From: Raziya Mohamedali 
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:25:03
To: hemantpatel 

Since my email below to 'officialdom', nothing seems to have changed (as expected), since the supposed officialdom cares two hoots for the community they claim to serve.

They seem to be least concerned with the frustrations that their extremely useless new 'traffic law' has caused to countless residents.

And if you've read some of the comments on LinkedIn regarding this issue, you will find that most people are so tired and fed up with our so-called 'servants' of the people (they are more like 'servants' of the high and mighty and well connected), that they expect all the negative reactions to this latest insanity!

For example imagine the mental and physical condition of a resident (who has a vehicle which quite a few people in Nyali have), after battling with the late afternoon traffic from work in town who finally arrives on the Nyali Rd., and thinks he/she is on the last stretch home and remembers that s/he needs some bread and milk from Nakumatt. So, s/he turns right at the Cinemax junction. After getting the required stuff, tiredly stands in the long line at the cashier to pay and then gets in the car and drives out the gate to turn right and join the main road to carry on further along the road to get home....

Instead what happens? There standing in front of him/her in the middle of the road, this intimidating 'official' human (?!), telling this very exhausted driver to go back to the Rockwall junction and re-join the traffic jam there. In the process s/he will waste another, at least half an hour if not more to get home with very frayed and frustrated nerves.

And you might ask why? All because, some two businesses (as rumour has it), have taken it upon themselves to pay our questionable council to re-arrange the traffic flow for their own personal ends without a shred of planning involved as to the logistics that this selfish action will involve!

These people have only to observe how many drivers really 'obey' their daft rule when there is no intimidating presence of 'officialdom', and they will hopefully realize the stupidity of their new and very daft rule!

The whole exercise is expensive - fuel wise, traffic wise and emotionally! I wonder if this will get through their collective heads.... whoever is involved..?

Very disgusted,

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 8:27 AM, Hemant Patel wrote:

Dear Razia,
                        Thank you for the well meaning e'mail. You have correctly described this new " most daft traffic rule" at junction of Total stn/ Mkomani and Cinemax. We admire your efforts to bring to the notice of 'administrators' of various departments of our county and Nation over the years even if it falls on deaf ears. Carry on good work. God bless you.

         Have a nice Day.

      Koki and Hemant

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