During the rainy season too, we Nepalese are facing
loadshedding. Nepal Electricity has mentioned that due to the lack of sufficient water in Kulekhani and stoppage of transmission of electricity from India, loadshedding hours have increased. As a result, many industries and factories, and even the general people have been affected. In spite of high demand, many industries are unable to maintain the supply. Without electricity the factories cannot run. If there had been a long-term plan to develop the hydroelectricity sector, we would not have been suffering from extended hours of loadsheddng. For this not only the ongoing hydro projects must be speeded up but also the NEA work sincerely to check electricity theft and leakages. If this is done there will be relief to some extent.
Biyan Timalsina, via e-mail
The rainy season is continuing actively. For people who have to walk to their destination, it is quite a difficult task with roads everywhere in a mess. The
reconstruction of the roads that are to be widened is taking place so slowly that I feel that it will be completed maybe after
a few years. I like to urge the authorities concerned to
expedite the road construction works so that they will be ready in a few months.
Sukriti Sharma, Kathmandu
Nepal is facing many challenges and problems regarding
corruption in almost every sector. The power and authority has been abused for making quick money illegally. And, it is always people in high places that have wealth which cannot be ascribed to any known legal source of income. According to TI (transparency international) Nepal is ranked 63rd with a score of 2.2 out of 163 countries in the world. It seems that
people want to be in high positions not only for status in the society but also to make money, as has been seen with the former ministers who have been sent to prison on
corruption charges. It is a major social problem in Nepal. The cause of increasing corruption are poverty, low income, and the increasing cost of
maintaining social status. Many political party members,
politicians, ministers, government officers, and others are involves in corruption. Corruption has been blamed for the failure of certain developing countries, and Nepal is suffering as a result of corruption. Government should implement the rules and laws strictly. It is necessary to have a powerful civil society so that they can act as watchdogs to stop corruption strictly.
Apropos of your news report “NC trio censured for flubbing the dub” (THT, Aug. 21, Page 1), since these congressmen do not want to see one of their own kinds in the top post, they should all throw their weight behind BRB to drive the
country on the path of progress. It is time that they rose above party and personal interests. They all can instead play the role of ‘Bhisma Pitamaha’ to ensure that BRB does not deviate from the path of development.
J Talchabhadell, Bhaktapur