Finally a new post on the blog but however, I admit that what I’m gonna write is nothing new. Not that kind of post I’m fond of but nevertheless, I wanted to write on these few points here.
To start with, approximately half of the speed cameras are operational since today. However, I still don’t understand how switching on all cameras simultaneously would have caused an overload on their server.
- No penalty points anymore
- New road markings and
- a rather different system introduced weeks ago.
This said, I should update my map of speed cameras very soon.
Old ID card
Next, the government has decided to extend the validity of the old Identity Cards up to the 31st January 2016 in order to enable all Mauritians to register for the new one. For those who have missed the verdict of the court and the show whereby several officials assisted the ‘destruction’ of the biometrics data, it is worth reminding everyone that fingerprints will still be captured but stored solely on the biometric card.
Price of Diesel
And the last point, I feel that the Petroleum Pricing committee have finally decided to review the prices of petroleum products, especially because everyone is eager to know why Mauritius isn’t decreasing the price as compared to countries worldwide. So, they have decreased the price of …. diesel only by Rs 2.30/L.
Rs 37.80-> Rs35.50 / L
Essence : Rs49.95 / L
Personally, I don’t find any improvement on the overall situation of Mauritius right now. I have the impression that the new government isn’t fulfilling what it promised during the general elections. Just to quote a few : Political nominees are still at the head of governmental agencies and institutions, price of petrol is still very high as compared to prices practiced worldwide, an increasing number of people are currently unemployed, young graduates are still struggling to find a decent job and lastly, the new government has not scrapped the new ID card system but instead, it has only strictly abide to the verdict of the court. Instead of moving forward, our institutions are stuck with BAI, Navin and his Sournack.
As time goes by, I think that this new government isn’t much different from the previous one. So people, prove me wrong…