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Savannah in urgent need of upkeep

 This is an open letter to the members of the board of the Savannah.

It is with growing dismay (or should I say I disgust) that I have observed a developing swamp at the south-eastern corner of the Savannah, in the area opposite Memorial Park, behind the public toilets. 

I am uncertain as to the source, but the water is now black and stinks to high heaven, so much so that people have to hold their noses when they walk past this area. One morning last week, I saw two huge rats—which I earlier mistook for cats—moving about there, and all this in a place where food is sold to thousands on a nightly basis.

While I am at it, I wish to also draw your attention to another heavy water leak opposite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, close to the cannonball tree. It has been there for weeks but was fixed recently for a few days to facilitate paving of the walkway. The leak has started again and walking there is like crossing a small stream. 

Why is it that in this country, people have to protest (burning tires and garbage) or complain to get things done? Members of the Savannah board, earn your keep by being more proactive in your approach to your duties. 

May I suggest a mandatory weekly walk around the Savannah be done by all members of the board to take note of what needs to be repaired, replaced or cleaned. The exercise will also do you all a world of good.

J Thompson

via e-mail 

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