Day 2: My local bus to the train station comes out. I try to pay but hear the obvious from the well shaven driver “sorry the ticket machine is not working, it’s a Free bus ride guys!”
I mean this is really getting serious! 2days of FREE bus ride? How can I be getting free bus ride for two days and the drivers are still in their happy element, and the Bus Authorities as still allowing the bus to ply the roads?
Oh My Free Bus ride! No human conductor is employed to do a hand-to-hand ticket collection?
This is unfair to my Local Authority! This Government has given us more than expected. I can only imagine how much they are losing because of this Technical hitch!
As much as I have saved money for 2 days, I still feel that a Government that has made sure I have uninterrupted Power Supply (even if its at a premium), FREE water supply (even if they want to start charging for water from this year, which I honestly find ridiculous, considering the fact that it has always been free, and people have been accustomed to freebies).
Take a good look at the roads, they are sparkling clean. The rapid sweepers never relent in their efforts to make sure that the roads are kept clean at all time.
I am not even going to talk about the road maintenance because for you to keep a road clean and clear of derbies, that road must be in a good condition. So yes I give it to my Local Council Authority, they are making sure that all the roads within my Community are getting the required attention whenever the need arises.
Healthcare, ohh I don’t want to go in there because if I do, I will need to dissect that sector, but the good news is that no matter who you are, there is basic health care accessible to you. The ambulance services do not want to know if you are a politician, Big man, small man, from the moon or from the galaxies, the most important thing is that you MUST receive the required medical attention before the issue of money is discussed.
Now this is what I call Government with human element. I want to try not to compare this Government with the one I have at home back in Africa.
A Government that prides itself as the Largest Government in Africa. The Government that prides itself as the largest Black Nation in the World. I could go on and on, on what they have put up as a Prima facie to use to symphony billions of hard earned money out of the Nation that is in dire need of repair.
How can a Nation give its citizen the basic amenities when it as a State is in a state of disrepair?
I weep for my nation and will only dream what it would have looked like, if such thing as Free bus ride or Ticket machine not working has risen in my Country, the Area Boys and the Ogas At The Top will sure have a filled day!
Let me relax in my Free Bus ride jare!
Ok, let me take a breather here! If this continues, I am going to use all the savings and play Lotto this weekend!
Oya start in boxing your numbers! You will definitely have a share when I (I mean I) win.