State of our roads is a re­flec­tion of the coun­try

Why does gov­ern­ment not em­ploy com­pe­tent peo­ple, asks Her­bie Black­foot.

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - LETTERS -

It is dis­grace­ful the way our once beau­ti­ful and ef­fi­cient coun­try has de­te­ri­o­rated due to cor­rup­tion and mis­gov­ern­ment. SAA, Eskom, ed­u­ca­tion, health ser­vices, wa­ter­works, fi­nance and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions to name a few. And then, of course, our roads. I took a cell­phone pic­ture on En­nerdale’s main road af­ter the re­cent rain­fall.

Judg­ing from the faded road mark­ings, it is hard to be­lieve that this very road was painted ap­prox­i­mately a month ago.

What paint is be­ing used? I’ve no­ticed on other roads that only the out­lines of ar­row mark­ings are be­ing painted.

This is ob­vi­ously done to cut costs, but how long will those out­lines last?

To crown it all, when the street names are re­painted in our area, it has be­come nor­mal to find glar­ing spell­ing er­rors in the fi­nal process.

Why aren’t per­sons em­ployed that have the word com­pe­tent in their cur­ricu­lum vi­tae?

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