Thursday, August 19, 2010

Removing all the barriers

These last few weeks we have witnessed several ministers on walkabouts. The newly landed Minister Sinon was quick to get acquainted to some key sectors of his ministry. He even lauded the good work of some people at SFA who got the boot soon after. Quite reassuring for our local workforce striving desperately to replace expatriate workers one might say. But the most noticeable face popping in and out of our TV screens lately is no other than our new VP. He is fast shedding his communist skin to embrace the virtues and convictions of capitalism. The ardent party militant has now ‘metamorfoze’ into the filofax diary toting studious president-in-waiting with the magic wand, ‘solving’ the economic mess and taking notes of all the problems and issues that the people dare to talk about.

Danny Boy (Vice President Danny Faure) is paying visits to various sectors of the economy to tout his brand of leadership with an ‘ear’ for the economic sector. It is also an opportunity to sell his economic reform program which is hitting several glitches. The government is in mop up mode and has set up the system to milk all businesses and working population to pay for the monumental task of redressing our economic situation. All this is being done while we see government departments and agencies (not to mention ministries) splashing out on new cars, jeeps and vans for their own use. It seems that government’s message of ‘ser sang’ is only applicable to the ordinary tax payer. They vote themselves fat salaries and pensions, they splash out on new offices and big expensive cars. Their many overseas trips to meet with the donor countries to beg for debt forgiveness are done in business class. Ministers (old & new) who take on new offices and spend lavishly to redesign & redecorate do so without batting an eyelid. We can do with a leaner government that thinks about the interest of the nation as a whole as opposed to wasteful spending on luxuries while our country is supposed to be ‘redressing’ its economy.

Minister VP Faure has a latest buzzword to baffle us again as he pays more visits to the business sector, singling out that government has how removed all barriers for growth so that insurance companies, tire shop, government departments etc… The use of arcane jargon is to look businesslike and at the same time confuse the laymen. Faure now talks about stabilizing the macro and the urgent need to tackle the micro. The main mission is to foster good governance, accountability and transparency – this is the battle cry that James Michel has been harping on about since his induction as President many moons ago!

All this show is really a move by the James & Danny Dream Team to burn the limelight on the path to the election. They are on the campaign trail and they seem to be giving away a lot of things! Some say giving away with the right hand to take with the left. Others might say it is honey season and the vinegar is fermenting. But one thing is for sure, they are giving back what they took away since the dawn of the revolution. This nation has done 360 degrees and is back to the starting point in this funny game of snakes and ladders that we have endured for more than three decades.

All this rhetoric and hot air being blown by the new VP Cum Finance Minister reminds us of the words from the one party state national anthem. And today we know that the revolution has failed the country and indebted us. We have indeed turned 360. “Avek kouraz e disiplin nou ti briz tou baryer, gouvernay dan nou lanmen nou pou reste touzour frer, zanmen, zanmen nou pou aret lite, plito lanmor ki viv dan lesklavaz…”

We have become ‘lesklaz’ (slaves) of the government as they squeeze us out of every cent in their desperate attempt to get us out of the ‘Ascon’ hole of indebtedness, to the point of subjecting our people to all forms of humiliation…


Anonymous said...

The National Census is hitting the road again with full force. It's timing is perfect. The questions have been designed for a general purpose for the benefit of a nation, but in reality there will be a series of question not noticeable but when analysed will reveal and indicate the current state of the people thinking and likely actions to take in the next coming election.

So unfortunately people have to use a strategy such that their real state of thinking is not revealed for ones political advantage. They really want to find out what is their chance of winning the next election, just like the referendum days; it was a test of strengths.

Say everything is fine, cost of living is fine, everybody is happy and employed and getting a great salary..............

Anonymous said...

Not least, the results will give a good idea as to which areas the PL need to concentrate on regarding popularity or rather the lack of it........

Anonymous said...

The census is being done now so that the SPPF party lepep can resize districts and move people around so that they have a better chance of winning certain districts. In political jargon, this is called gerrymandering.

Gerrymandering is a form of boundary delimitation (redistricting) in which electoral district or constituency boundaries are deliberately modified for electoral purposes, thereby producing a contorted or unusual shape. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander; however, that word can also refer to the process.
Gerrymandering may be used to achieve desired electoral results for a particular party, or may be used to help or hinder a particular group of constituents, such as a political, racial, linguistic, religious or class group.
When used to allege that a given party is gaining disproportionate power, the term gerrymandering has negative connotations.

Party Lepep will do everything in their power to win the next election. They know the consequences of losing, where Albert, Michel, Mukesh, Glenny and the Savy brothers, Dugasse, Lablache, Ramadoss and many others will spend their twilight years in jail or in self-exposed exile never to set foot on seychelles soil again.

Anonymous said...

These business's who are allowing Faure to prance around their premises without as much as an opposite point of view and then allowing Seychelles BULLSHIT Corporation to project them as YES men or women to the Parti, should hang their heads in shame.

Anonymous said...

One thing is clear those ladies he is taking to are not all emthusiastic by his tale story.They all know that Faure is a communist and has participated in banrupting our economy.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

By screwing over the economy and manipulating the population for decades, gives them the right to prance around like they deserve our gratitude?

People wake up and get rid of these leaches, who are wasting our time, intelligence, money, country and lives.


Anonymous said...

In fact no one want to see the faces of those donkies,but they keep inviting themselves into people's houses and busineses to pretent to be concern by our people problems of which they are the instigators.Pp is the bane of our suffering nobody will tell us the contary.

Jeanne D'Arc