Mam­moth catas­tro­phe

Finweek English Edition - - Letters -

YOUR COVER STORY head­lined “This re­ally sucks” (14 Au­gust), in which you chron­i­cle the ram­pant cor­rup­tion and waste­ful con­duct within our in­ept pub­lic ser­vice, was scary. The sur­pris­ing as­pect of all this is how lit­tle pub­lic and me­dia out­rage is ev­i­dent.

Mu­nic­i­pal cor­rup­tion, crim­i­nal­ity, wastage and in­ef­fi­ciency will cost the coun­try far more over the next three to five years than our dis­as­trous arms deal, the 2010 Soc­cer World Cup fi­nan­cial mis­man­age­ment and the lu­di­crous Gau­train wastage put to­gether.

It’s a catas­tro­phe of mam­moth pro­por­tions. D WOLPERT


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