Street Voices

PROFITEERING WITH SIMCARDS Airtime and simcard vendors sold sim starter packs at double the price well before inflation had eroded much of our income; Grace thinks this country has allowed profiteers to get away with their misdeed. Grace even thinks if the current trend goes unchecked, simcard vendors will use the current price hikes to justify a fresh wave of simcard price hikes to unjustifiable levels.

SERVICE DELAYED IS SERVICE DENIED George Lagu wants to know why the MTN customer care centre hibernates at 5 pm, “the truth be told, as a customer I buy airtime, send messages, and make calls over the MTN network beyond 5 pm, George adds that a while ago he called the customer care centre at 7pm, “however I found the prerecorded information quite insufficient for my purposes thus opted to connect to the customer services representative, and this is all I heard  was; “call between 8am and 5 pm”

JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED Addis church was demolished in 2009 and since then the matter has been in the courts, but then subsequent court hearings are have yielded nothing, Could this be a land grabbing gimmick Pastor Andrew asks and adds that some land development company has already put up a post on the piece of land informing passers by of their intention to develop a stadium and a shopping mall.

ANOTHER VIEW President Kiir this time is threatening to have all those crooks exposed, Hope Chichaya thinks the greatest enemy to development is not just absence of…. formal and informal institutions. Rather he believes the prevalence of human selfishness & greed is what led the looters into ransacking state coffers.

OUR COMPOUND IS NOT A TOILET Could someone explain why certain grown up people who should be setting a good example, are seen  “easing” themselves within the compound belonging to Dr. Garang Secondary School in Hai Malakal, Marko thinks; perhaps the police and the city council at least should make offenders pay a fine or do community service as punishment to discourage the vice.

TIME LOST IS NEVER REGAINED Will someone please explain if former students from the private institutions that got closed, will be allowed to continue with their courses of study in public institutions, after all, public institutions of higher learning are also closed. “What about the precious time we spent”, Rueben Riak a former student with Supiri Institute of Management wants answers.  



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