Take a watch.
This is happening at the Ministry of Public Works after more than two decades of self-government in Puntland. There is still no concept of line-up to access services in public places, no face masks and no social distancing in the Era of Coronavirus. No single employee or guard was in hand, managing these unruly throngs of people gathering in one spot. It looked like a flock of scavengers fighting for a piece of animal corp. I went there today to get a quarterly sticker for my vehicle and got stuck in this dystopian chaos. Finally, I had had enough of it and decided to drive away. It was a wild dream for all the vehicles in the Ministry campound blocked one another with no outlet to drive through. Vehicles were packed up and parked in the same disorderly way people inside the taxation offices were pushing and roughing up upon one another. Finally, when I got a small opening to drive through, I was stopped at gate for I didn’t have that elusive sticker. I had to negotiate for my way out with the gatekeeper and luckily got let out.This Ministry badly needs cleaning up. It is engaged in unacceptable ways of delivering public services for real hard-earned people’s money.
This kind of hazel and inconvenience had turned motorists off to avoid coming to that ministry to pay off their dues. This situation of non-compliance compels the ministry to order erecting checkpoints at busy intersections of highways, creating unbearable traffic jams in Puntland towns. This state of affairs has been there for many years without anyone thinking of how to improve the system. Online payment option and establishing auto-kiosk centres could go far more better to increase government revenue and make life easier for Puntland motorists and personnel at ministry.