Note: I originally posted the article below on May 17, 2009, however, have decided to repost to protest against the senseless taking away of recreational facilities for our children by "wolf in sheep's clothing" politicians like Deputy Prime Minister Sir Puka Temu and business houses who have no concern for the community except filling their pockets. You can post your comments below or take a vote at right...Malum
For instance, at Gerehu Stage Two where I live, two new basketball courts are going up, and I can't wait for them to be opened so that I can take my kids to the courts for a fun arvo.
Towards the end of last year, playground facilities were set up, bringing so much joy and enjoyment to children.
The NCD Commission spends a lot of money on facilties, and the least we can do, as responsible citizens, is to have a sense of ownership and take care of them.
I took my kids to the playground a couple of days ago and was taken aback by the sight of litter including plastic bags, soft drink bottles, cigarette butts, and betlnut stains.
Please stop doing this!Such facilties also keep our young people occupied and away from a life of alcohol, drugs, and crime.