Thursday, March 3, 2011

Prayer Never A Substitute For Basic Management

Unlike what some of our pusari-politicians would have us believe. See, water stopped running almost as soon as Char Pahar Ki Puja ended this morning.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have running water from 3 pm to 9 am everyday! I live on the central plateau, I don't know how it is elsewhere but its ok now.

Anonymous said...

dilo coule bien river walk mo tender, fort fort. chut pas dire personne hein

akagugo said...

How fast our macho-men would be working if our women started doing some coercion...?

AKASH said...

Auspiciously announced on the World Water Day just after violent protests in Montagne Longue:
Le Dr Beebeejaun a rappelé que le prix de l’eau n’a pas été révisé depuis 2003.

"Kiarvé lakoz pa'nn manz satini lapo pipengaille dépi longtemps ça-mem bizin ré-manz enn koutt...?" ©SJ.

When you turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to basic management principles that commands a revamp of the existing system and to attack the losses where they are most critical, you deserve a paf!

akagugo said...

Why did Dodoland's ministers stop praying? How can I assert that? Well, it's a direct cause-to-effect thing, see?

akagugo said...

After a momentary lapse of aqua-spirituality, more prayer needed now...

akagugo said...

And prayers need to be according to some abitrary format now:
So says DefiMedia’s senior editor openly admires VOH now:
“Pour une fois, une action musclée de la VOH serait bien accueillie (…) à partir de cet événement, la VOH serait bien inspirée d’entreprendre d’autres initiatives qui puissent amener les Mauriciens à éprouver du respect pour son action”

Not a surprise that this guy admits looking up to them since his column of 26 February 2011 in ”VoH : hit now, think later

So, if VOH is now the (self-appointed) standardiser of religious rites, will he agree with their “méthodes musclées” to impose their own beliefs and practices onto others? For example: the numerous shrines built on rocky shorelines and river banks are all unlawful – who will still agree to “une action musclée de la VOH serait bien accueillie” against these illegal constructions?

Now that VOH has been self-appointed as the standardiser / arbitrator of the local hindu faith, when will they decide which of the Sanatanists or the Arya Samajists are indulging in THE “correct” way of celebrating hindu rites?

So, now that you are informed about the thugs attracting sympathy from so-called / self-proclaimed intelligentsia, what do we do?

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

we do our part and may the best side win?

akagugo said...

Well, at 07:44 of this report you get a sample of who is doing whose part in this country: a "personnalité" gives an "instruction" to supply water to a specific region (at the detriment of others who have been patiently waiting for their turn) to "his" region, and it gets executed... Which kind of prayer prescribes this kind of remedy?

So, we do our part while institutions sleep? Is this not a blatant case of giving instructions / preventing public officials from doing their job, interfering with public services, ek sipaki enkor (Pas dire moi ki pena NARGNIÉ comme 'matière à poursuite' la: sinon mo'ssi mo coumence koz fort and bully my way around with public/para-statal bodies, ki ou dire)...? Ki-fer tousa tam-tam la pou Jayen Chellum, mais pas pou Krit?

By allowing this kind of behaviour to go unpunished our system is encouraging / stoking the fire of conspiracy theorists like Jean-Marie who love to battle on the ethnicity battleground...

And as long as these people are allowed to divide us with their noisy diatribes, we'll never be able to hear words of wisdom like this (at 05:43): local collection and consumption of water, dual system (potable and non-potable), re-use at larger scale, progressive tarification of consumption (low water volumes charged a minimum service rate, large consumers charged to a much higher tune) etc.

akagugo said...

The problem has not chnaged at all. Tini mam, it's supposed to be filling up! Probably quicker with some prayers?

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Meet a new species: the pusari-GM.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

I wonder how much water goes into the irrigation of the sugar cane fields whose industry contributes less than 1% of our GDP. Wouldn't it makes sense to have more sugar cane land under food crop cultivation and under a thick forest to improve water flow, reduce the risk of floods and improve the air quality at the same time?

akagugo said...

Sabotaging the basic functioning of our systems by starving it of investment, then selling it off to the know-it-all private sector to make it uber-efficient...? Er, seems like I've been seeing this scenario a bit too many times over the few years I've been reading Kozelidir and Dr Zoom...

akagugo said...

Apart from the usual "satini-lapo-pipengaiy" 'logic', some common sense from an experienced technician:

"Il faut pouvoir mobiliser les ressources pour que, durant les mois secs, on ne souffre pas. Cela passe par une bonne gestion.
(...)
La CWA doit investir gros dans la réhabilitation de son système hydrologique. Ces travaux auraient dû être entrepris depuis longtemps. Faute de financement, l’échéance a été repoussée.
(...)
Nous devons nous concentrer sur la gestion de notre capital en eau"

Amen.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

How big was that GDP shortfall again?