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In whose interest are demos

09 Nov 2018 at 18:22hrs | Views
In these trying and difficult times characterized with stratospheric prices of goods and services, the least thing the laity needs are demos. Such actions will exacerbate our already dire situation.

The channels for negotiations are known and functional, let's use such fora to iron out our differences and improve livelihoods. Demos can be highjacked by some rogue elements resulting in looting, destruction of property and at times injury or loss of lives.

Man hours are also lost ending up with reduced production and low sales. The poor common vendors may lose their wares during the melee and end up with nothing and no one  to turn to. The commoners are fighting hard to feed their families and pay school fees, not forgetting the unavoidable medical bills.

Demos will not help the hard working masses most of whom are into vending, in fact, the vendor is likely to lose both wares and the much needed income. Workers unions have work to do, representing the various trades and negotiating for the workers.

MPs on the other hand are there to take issues of concern to government through parliament. Every constituency has an elected representative in the august house, these are the people to table our issues in parliament. No one should be voiceless, every has a right to be heard without causing mayhem.

Tondorindo Murisa. Chinehasha.

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