Saturday, March 15, 2008

Water in Suva?

from w
Here we go again, and again, and again!

from Fijiradio:
Water disruption intended for SuvaSaturday, March 15, 2008
The Public Works Department is advising consumers that water disruptions will worsen from tomorrow. Divisional Engineer Central Eastern Serei Cokocoko Yanuyanurua says areas in and around Suva will be affected and he’s urging residents to start storing water.
etc etc. etc. ad nauseum!
Sobosobo! Are they joking? Every day for months and months the people of most parts of Suva have experienced taps that are dry because of so many problems with the access to the water supply, the pumps, the aged infrastructures.

It is absolutely shameful that this should be so bad in a country like Fiji.

Instead of diverting much needed funds to fix the problems about water, precious dollars are spent on stupid court cases and consultants and committees and promises to overseas 'experts' for large amounts of money for their 'expertise'. For heaven's sake, fix the water before you all start yacking about an ideal society. Everyone knows an ideal society functions well when the people are fed, watered, and housed and given useful occupations, not dreams and visions and talkfests at hundreds of dollars or more a day!


Pandabonium said...

Doesn't seem to matter who is running things. I remember stories of water system problems in Suva several years ago and money was supposedly not available, yet government people were driving around in expensive four wheel drive vehicles.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yes, it's been a problem whatever government is in. But 'in the good old days' it was not so!
Now I'm off to play a beautiful pipe organ for Palm Sunday (not my usual church but they need a hand or two) so I'll belt out my feelings on that perhaps!