ELECTION TIME IS HERE AGAIN… THE QUESTION IS WHO SHOULD I VOTE FOR?????
Around 8 years ago I wrote to BTKO and also Mr. Kiritsis stating…”‘That since arriving in Kardamena in 1981, on of the first words I learnt was “THA”… and so it went… we are going to build a new junior school, we are going to build a hall for Weddings and Christenings, we will build a new indoor gymnasium for the children…we will build a football pitch for the would be footballers, and on and on it went.
However, here we are 8 years later and 2 Mayors later and we still appear to be in the THA stage. Maybe there was no money to do all these things that were promised us.. However, nothing was done either about the loud music, pr’s outside all the bars, the awful Bar Crawls which I hate more than anything about Kardamena, where huge gangs of drunken tourists are paraded around the village singing and chanting, it give the worst impression of Kardamena.
The above would have not cost any money only people’s time, but none of the above seem to be anyone’s responsibility.� It appears that the Tour Operators are allowed to run the village , what they say goes…
I could go on for pages but what is the point, but now my problem is…..
Will I be writing to you again in 8 years time, when my grandchildren start school complaining that there are only outside toilets in the junior school, most of which are the turkish style…SO MUCH HEALTHIER FOR THE CHILDREN – who are you trying to kid, we are now in the year 2010 in case no one had noticed.
I had to write to you on yet another occasion, when my daughter started High School and her classroom had been a storeroom the previous year, once again they had run out of classrooms due to the large amount of children starting school that year.
So back to� my original question….WHO DO I VOTE FORE??
Because I have always lived in Kardamena I do not know anything about any of the candidates, but obviously I have heard the name MR KIRITSIS, over the last 4 years and it appears to me that most of the inhabitants of Kos are waiting for him to be voted in and
‘TURN WATER INTO WINE’…ie perform miracles.
Because I have worked at the airport for the last 29 years and have been surrounded by bus drivers and taxis drivers, as you can imagine I have HEARD good and bad about him so I need to know what are his pre election promises…
It is one thing to be Mayor of Kos Town which is a very rich and quite small town but a totally different thing to be Mayor of the whole Islland.� Where will he, whoever is elected, start first…<
Obviously, we, in the village of Kardamena think it should be here, as we have soooooo many problems, that it would be a full time job for anyone, just trying to sort the most basic problems out, however, KEFALOS, MASTICHARI, TINGAKI, PYLI and the rest of the island will also be waiting with baited breath for him to start performing his miracles.
I guess pretty soon the candidates will be comming around the villages giving their pre election speeches but I hope if the come to Kardamena they will not start their speeches with the word THA, as I think this would drive me to absolute distraction.� Policiticians must be made to be aware that they must keep promises they make.
Just one small example, I live on the road that leads to the Mitsis Group of Hotel and every day 100′s of buses and taxis use this road and it is very very narrow, there is not room for a bus and a car to pass, so my husband and daughters take their lives in their hands every day and buses and taxis pass by at the speed of light as they hurl along this road.
I, myself, only have a bicycle, but even then I have had to stop my bicycle and wait for the bus to pass me…. This road is now breaking away and in extreme bad repair due to the volume of coaches and huge lorrys that are back and forth feeing the group of All Inclusive Hotels which do not pay any economy whatsoever into our village.� The coastal road is the same, in fact I would say it is in� a worst state of repair.� These were not build for heavy traffic, they were built for donkeys ..and no I am not joking. Who is going to repair them, has anyone actually been to see the damage these vehicles are doing?
DOES ANYONE CARE???
I was brought up in a small village in South Wales, not a town or city but a village, so when my husband was living and growing up in the three houses, just below Panayia, and was wiping his bottom with smooth pebbles and kitching a ride to school on a donkey, my school in Porthcawl, South Wales, had 6 inside toilets for boys and girls and showers so that we were able to shower after having our gymnastiki lesson!!!! so I know Greece has a lot to catch up.. but HELLO we are now in 2010, and whereas my school now has an inside swimming pool and language laboratory as well as science laboratories…. what do the schools here have…. so I go back to my original question…
WHO DO I VOTE FOR.
I am sure the whole British population of Kardamena are asking the same question….
With Kind Regards and good luck to the winner of the Elections, you have a very tough job in front of you.
Christine Rogers Georgallis..
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