Some of you may remember my post of March 2nd in which I promised Sepp Blatter a Kruger Rand if our ‘rapid bus network’ was completed by Christmas. It was supposed to be ready for the World Cup!
My exact words were;-
We were promised a ‘rapid bus/rail network’ , ha ha ha ha, if the lanes are ready by Christmas I will personally send Uncle Sepp a Christmas card and a Kruger Rand!
Here’s Kempston Road (a vital main thoroughfare) this morning.
This is a route that I and my colleagues use 3/4 times a week, it’s a nightmare and has been for the best part of a year.
Of course the construction workers all went on holiday on 15th December and will probably be back by the 2nd week of January.
Our municipality went a bought 12 of these nice new Volvo buses at a cost of over a £ 1,000,000.
They were used on our 8 match days and have been in storage ever since!
Other recent news was that 2 million rands (£ 200,000) worth of motorcycles arrived last month, they were supposed to be here for the world cup and used as ‘outriders’ to no doubt remind the FIFA officials of their importance, I have no idea what we’ll do with them now, perhaps they made nice Christmas gifts for some ANC cadres somewhere.
Of course where the bus lanes are completed, we have a free for all of motorists using them as shortcuts, here’s me using one of the lanes this morning 😉
So, Sepp as I said in my title Nice try but no Kruger Rand, better luck in four years time in Brazil, I think that you’re going to need it!