Sunday, 3 April 2011

A guiding light

Dozens upon dozens of street lights are being installed in Boseja ward, Maun. At first thought a welcome and necessary development. Many people bring forward some setbacks as well though. Firstly, the budget of North West District Council has been cut by 47%. Was this really a high-priority project? Secondly, in this time of electricity being a scarce commodity, in which residents have to deal with regular power-cuts, was this the right timing? Further, the poor state of maintenance of existing street lights elsewhere in town does not bode well for the future of the new ones. Lastly, the positioning very close to the road and Maun driving promises to be a bad combination. In fact, the first of the new light posts was already knocked over in the evening of 31 March.

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