Well this is my first post of 2018 and i got to admit i was unsure about writing this.
For a number of reason but one being is that ever since we got back to work from the new year holidays, all i could hear was moaning and complaints.
The weather has been awesome for me. I loved it. It’s not that warm these days. However, i do feel sorry for those who are going through a rough patch with the excess of water. But i do feel that most cases could have been prevented. Yes i could have. Lets go through it one by one.
- We all know that before with the excess rain, every drain should be cleaned as often as it can be. The Government took initiative to clean the drain to prevent water accumulation across the island. But they did that for how long again?? So this you can blame the Government for not following up on these.
- Accumulation of water obviously will do harm to your house if you do not take into consideration that it will keep happening. So what do most people do? Complain that there is water in their house and things have been damaged. Look for compensation or donations to get back to where they were at the very beginning and become completely oblivious to try to fix their house so that does not happen again. You know you have water accumulation problem but you would not fix anything. Weird right?!
- Why do i get the feeling that all Mauritian do is complain? Why do you complain to the Government all the time? Why don’t you fix it yourself? Why ask the Government for everything?
I have been talking a lot about the Government of Mauritius but i genuinely feel like the Government is doing a lot already for Mauritians but some just depend too much on them.
The vicious circle of government helping for every little thing is more dangerous than anyone can imagine.
If lets say i am a fisherman. Due to the torrential rain and cyclone i have not gone fishing in my little boat for 10 days in total. So i complain obviously. What does the Government do? Give me a fair amount of money for each day i have not been able to go fishing. Now lets say that i was complaining about not being able to work, and the Government did nothing about it. So ill have to work twice as hard to be able to save money next time in case we encounter cyclone of torrential rain during a specific season or month. Why is that so many people do it already and why can’t i?
Why is it a vicious circle? Because if the Government does not do it now, during election, ‘competitors’ will offer this and include it in their agenda which is an obvious disadvantage for the current government.
This is what happened and it got to the point where instead of working hard and achieving greatness, everyone starts laying back and blame the Government for everything so that they do not have to help.
Now as said previously if I were a fisherman. But do you know that fishermen already get compensation for the time they can’t fish? Yes they do. Now lets say for farmers. Do you know how much farmers get normally? And now what do they want? COMPENSATION for the cyclone and torrential rain. And whats the Government is going to do? deny them for the compensation? Of course not.
This is why Mauritius has become a country filled with lazy people. The lazier it will get for the next generation and there’s nothing you can do about it!