The Sawant government’s MISPLACED PRIORITIES!!!

During Pandemic times, we saw innocent Goans die due to a shortage of Oxygen and medicines. There were no beds for treatment. The health infrastructure for found wanting. Yet this is not the priority of the State government.
The people in Bardez, Sanguem, Sattari and many other Goa do not get water or power supplies. The roads across Goa are in bad shape, and despite CM Dr Pramod Sawant’s assurances that the roads would be repaired by November 1, things haven’t changed.
But again, water, electricity and roads are not the government’s priorities.
While all these critical issues are being sidelined, the priorities of this government are something else.
Crores of rupees are being spent on the organisation of Goa@60 programmes. The programmes and felicitations at the women empowerment, youth empowerment and so on.
SURAJ NANDREKAR
Editor, Goemkarponn

 

Post COVID19 pandemic, the business and the common man in Goa is still struggling to break even to the pre-COVID19 period.
The small-time businessman, private employees, the taxi operators, the auto-rickshaw owners, motorcycle pilots, the fruit and vegetable vendors, the fisherman, small restaurants, guest house owners are still struggling to pay the power arrears, EMI’s, insurance, licence fees etc. But these people are not the priority of Dr Pramod Sawant government…
The senior citizens who do not get any income from any sources and are entirely dependent on the DSSS pensions are given by the government for their medicines and other expenses, but their payments deposits have been irregular in the bank. The Gruha Adhar payments are also irregular, Yet this is not the priority of the State government.
Many children taking online classes still as the schools are yet to open and do not have a mobile phone to take classes, and the parents are still struggling to get one. The schools in Goa are in dilapidated conditions, and the media has already exposed the leaking roofs in monsoons, inadequate toilets, no proper benches.
This, too, is not the priority of the Dr Pramod Sawant government.
During Pandemic times, we saw innocent Goans die due to a shortage of Oxygen and medicines. There were no beds for treatment. The health infrastructure for found wanting. Yet this is not the priority of the State government.
The people in Bardez, Sanguem, Sattari and many other Goa do not get water or power supplies. The roads across Goa are in bad shape, and despite CM Dr Pramod Sawant’s assurances that the roads would be repaired by November 1, things haven’t changed.
But again, water, electricity and roads are not the government’s priorities.
While all these critical issues are being sidelined, the priorities of this government are something else.
Crores of rupees are being spent on the organisation of Goa@60 programmes. The programmes and felicitations at the women empowerment, youth empowerment and so on.
While crores of rupees have been spent on these programmes at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium, besides the Swayampurna Goa programmes across Goa, the common man’s needs are systematically ignored.
Except for commissions on food, decorations and event management, one really fails to understand what this government or political leaders stand to achieve from such programmes.
As if the government is homeless currently, the Chief Minister also wants a State of the Administrative art Complex, trekking corridors in Goa that too from the Rs 300 cr funds sanctioned by the central government for the celebrations of 60 years liberation.
Instead, if the Dr Pramod Sawant government spent the money on the betterment of society, the people suffering due to COVID lockdown, improve education and health facility, improve water and power supply and improve the road infrastructure, people would really bless the CM and at least think about re-electing him.
But with the waste of money programmes, the CM and the BJP are helping a few cronies to pocket the commission and nothing else.

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