LETTER: Speaking truth to power

2022/06/27 14:07:00

We have to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes

We have to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes.

We have to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes

23 June 2022 - 05:00 I assure LEA Callaghan ( Letters , June 2) that though he may think I am a member of the FM’s staff, I am not.23 June 2022 - 05:00 I assure LEA Callaghan ( Letters , June 2) that though he may think I am a member of the FM’s staff, I am not.Image: Fanie Mthupha.On My Mind , June 2).

Since the 1980s I have had more than 1,000 letters printed in various media.Sadly, the common thread is tackling government incompetence and its cavalier attitude to its citizens.Sadly, the common thread is tackling government incompetence and its cavalier attitude to its citizens.What is really frightening is that in previous years government departments responded to queries from the media immediately.Such neglect, along with increasingly adverse weather conditions, has led to a proliferation of potholes across the city with no community spared.Nowadays, despite having highly paid “spokespeople” there is a stony silence.Nowadays, despite having highly paid “spokespeople” there is a stony silence.Thankfully, there are strong editors who tackle the government’s incompetence and “don’t care” attitude.Our society is ridden with corruption, yet government bodies have consistently failed to instigate investigation and reforms — until the Zondo commission, that is.

It behoves us to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes.It behoves us to stand up and object to below-standard service from the very people to whom we pay substantial taxes.Overall a welcome R285m has been sourced for road repairs and rehabilitation.Tony Ball The FM welcomes concise letters from readers.They can be sent to.They can be sent to.

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