In the beginning, I sort of thought that you were doing a great job. You started off with one small portion of this amazing street and demolished it. I sometimes look out the window from my office and I watch silently as the excavator tears up the asphalt in one minute which took years to perfect. But we all dealt because with every ruin, came alternative solutions. There were detours where needed and bridges built where necessary. Everytime, you managed to make it a little more convenient for the pedestrian. You even bribed us with inspirational quotes scattered around which made us a little less angry at you.
But this is starting to get a little out of hand. I have a few questions and maybe you can justify it for me and for the business owners around this street who complain daily about their dying business. Imagine that this will go on for 2 and a half years – or so you claim. And this is Ethiopia; I am not holding my breath. I – or anyone I know – don’t want to fear for my life everytimes I cross these cheaply made and scary shaky bridges. And I do not want to break a leg – or two – trying to walk on this ever so slippery mud every morning and afternoon. No, I don’t.
Question: Why did you wait until the rainy season to start the construction anyway? If you had started it back in September, by now, half of the street would be somewhat tolerable.
Cars and Taxi cabs have to go around the streets of Bole that I’ve never seen before and sometimes it makes me think whether I’m actually in Bole or not. If someone was to deconstruct a whole street, I would think that they would make the surrounding streets easily accessible.
Anyway, I beg you to make this road better for us, and soon.
Yours, (who’s else would I be)