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[Paul Lismore] TO SOLVE A PROBLEM, YOU NEED FIRST TO UNDERSTAND ITS SOURCE....


Rédigé par Paul Lismore le Samedi 11 Avril 2020

" Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them."---Henry Ford



This is precisely what the authorities are doing when trying to face the acute shortage of potatoes, onions, and other basic food: skirting around the issue instead of tackling the problem head on.

It really does not take a genius to understand that the current shortage is caused by the greedy bastards calling themselves "distributeurs" who act in league with some corrupt elements of the Agricultural Marketing Board and who are doing their best to restrict supply to mostly those who are very close to politicians.

These selfish fuckers are then either hoarding those supplies or releasing them to resellers who are quite happy to add their own substantial profits to stuff bought expensively from those distributeurs.

The losers: the vast majority of the Mauritian population who already have to buy other stuff at extortionate prices.

As usual, our so called free and independent press have nothing better to do than to regurgitate the vomit thrown at them by the authorities. Yesterday's headline of " Protection des consommateurs: 1021 contraventions déjà dressées" was wholly misleading because it failed to highlight the one issue that is annoying all of us and which, if left uncontrolled, has the potential to create civil disturbance: the extortionate, massively increased price of articles that we all use on an almost daily basis.

But one should not blame the 'equipes d'inspecteurs" of the Consumer Affairs Unit, because they can only fight a battle with the weapons given to them. The weapon that they have consist of stupid laws full of loopholes which gives the impression they had been drafted by some drunken oaf in the back room of a tavern. Otherwise, the sight of a chouchou priced at Rs 175.00 might have persuaded the inspector to shove the same chouchou up the arse of the seller when escorting him or her to the police station.

Watch the video, and remember the good old adage: Si ou fesse p gratter, ou pa gratte ou graines, ou gratte ou fesse! And until the authorities realise that these distributeurs are the culprits responsible for the acute shortage of pommes de terres and onions, I am afraid they will continue to gratte graines.

Don't blame the planters! The price of their vegetables when they leave their fields and the prices that we are being charged by the parasites is the same distance between common sense and most of our politicians: a mile apart!


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