Concerned citizens speak out
Bonny Brink Lawrence, social entrepreneur and global change agent, George:
#Bold Action - Phase Two: December is appropriate for us as individual citizens, business owners, professionals and social entrepreneurs of George to reflect in depth on 2018. We need economic clarity and awareness about our city more holistically.
We are compelled as citizens to make informed choices to seriously review, reflect, and reposition our stance for 2019 and beyond, given our current situations.
We are constantly faced with the realities of some horrendous living conditions and crime challenges our people generally, especially in poverty-stricken locations, experience daily, such as bad municipal services, hunger, sewage problems, water damaged houses, bad state of roads and the list goes on.
In a local newspaper recently, a statement was made of a high percentage of underspent budgets.
That's impossible, when funding is so desperately required to service the dire, immensely great needs. Our country's political situation is unfortunately what it is, period!
Across the spectrum.
As pathetic as it is, the "What's in it for me" syndrome (WIIFMS) mindset remains the constant.
Disruptive interventions are imperative. These mandatory municipal accountability factors are documented in the Auditor General SA media release (online - May 2018). We share some of our community inclusive features "from the heart" comments with you:
"Dis hoog tyd dat die inwoners met integriteit van George saam staan.
Hierdie onregmatige ignorering van die desperate nood van ons minderbevooregde gemeenskappe en korrupsie moet beveg word."
"Evidential irregularities are exposed without consequences and corrupt leaders remain in their posts."
"Hawks are called in to investigate, fraudulent activities highlighted, with no arrests made."
As George Citizens, we're embarking on a simple process: "The Art of Thinking Clearly" to create our rightful inclusive value.
Recognising our community stalwarts: We're also proud to respectfully acknowledge those community leaders who are ethical and willing to stand against the forces of corrupt activities without compromise.
They're honest, dependable, have dignity and tenacity. These are the leaders who eat last. Against all odds, without expecting any accolades.
For more information and comments about 2019 dates for well-structured conversations and debates, please contact me at bonny[email protected] or 082 732 5707.