LAITY

Words are not normally the worst things to get drowned in. But the drowning that the President subjected us on Friday was one from which we could have really used a safety jacket. Unfortunately, it would seem that we are in this maelstrom for the next five years. When all the verbose pomposity was over, thankfully one could avail of the official document to be able to sift through what was actually being said. Concrete proposals, such as the extension of parental leaves or cycle lanes, are few and far between. The citizen is left wondering what exactly the government is planning to do for the most part of the programme revealed, and where the money will come from to fund the construction projects. The proposal to “eliminate roundabouts on motorways” means that the country will be an even more active construction site for the coming years. I am but a layperson. Maybe I do not have the skills, intelligence or the vision to see the extent to which the government is proposing to improve the country, for I can only see what has already been proposed before and yet…