Panaji MLA Babushka Monserrate’s statement that the Panaji Smart City works
currently underway are substandard is very belated. An attempt to hoodwink
the residents of the capital city who have been bearing the brunt for the
last many months. Wasn’t it the very same Babush Monserrate who not very
long ago had the audacity to claim that the Smart city works had not
inconvenienced the people and it was just a few persons that were making
noise.



The glaring ground reality is that the City of Panaji which includes
Ribandar is in a total mess and the inconvenience and risks that people
have been suffering for months are rightly even more apprehensive as to
what would be the fate of their city once the monsoons set in. Babush’s
latest rant of ‘Wait and see what will happen’ is inviting trouble worse
than the flooding that submerges Panaji annually.



Babush Monserrate has a lot to explain as to why he has woken up so late in
the day to the reality of this wilfully created chaos. Given his track
record of broken promises and U Turns, the people will rightly wonder why
at the eleventh hour he has changed his tune and blaming consultants, PWD
and other departments. Is it a case that commission has now changed to
omission of duty or is he playing politics with other Ministers? Regardless
of what the motive is, it is the dereliction of his fundamental duty of
care and abdication of his responsibilities as the elected representative
of the people that is at the heart of this disaster.



He should not try to pass the buck but instead should own responsibility
for the current disastrous state of Panaji and gracefully resign as his own
words and actions prove that he is not fit for the position. This will
enable the people of Panaji to elect an honest, knowledgeable, and
trustworthy MLA with integrity.



Leaders must always inspire accountability to accept responsibility before
they place blame on others. Accountability and self-responsibility are
critical to success in professional and public life.  Our Panaji deserves
better.


Adv. Aires Rodrigues

C/G-2, Shopping Complex

Ribandar Retreat

Ribandar – Goa – 403006

Mobile No: 9822684372

Office Tel  No: (0832) 2444012

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