Since creating Ideas to make Mauritius better one month ago, 43 different people have submitted 145 ideas and cast 1,570 votes which is great.
For example, here are a few ideas which have proved to be very popular:
- All young people must be taught about the economy, how to spend wisely and why it is important to save money (yes, everyone gets old after some time…) This might be done at secondary level for that matter.
- Mauritius Telecom should offer powerful hosting facilities (e.g. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) for free. If this is done, a lot of Mauritians will choose to host their websites locally hence decreasing international traffic. Everyone benefits.
- People should stop thinking in terms of communities, casts and their “own”. We are all just Mauritians.
Some ideas have proved to be very controversial:
- People ,who can afford, should be made to pay in the public health sector (Hospitals, Community and Local area health centres) so that quality of care dispensed can be improved and load on government budget decreased.
- There are too many casinos in our towns and villages. Something must be done before people lose too much money and start doing bad things. Incidentally, casinos seem to attract prostitutes and drug dealers too…
- Death penalty should be introduced for some extreme cases. “Extreme cases” should be decided very carefully though. Our current laws are IMHO, too kind towards rapists, molesters, murderers….
The experiment is still on. You can easily participate by visiting