I have just listened to President Adly Mansour’s address to the nation commemorating the 40th October War day. His announcement about the Dab’aa Nuclear Reactor project alarmed me a lot.. More than the Suez Canal ambitious investments plan. And I still can’t find any valid explanation for the necessity that every administration must hold on to a “Giant National Projects for the welfare of our generations to come” so that we end up drowning deeper in more debts to finance unnecessary projects, or at least not of a prior importance.
The High Dam, The Toushky Valley, the subways and many more projects which couldn’t be a priority for a needy and ignorant population like ours.. Instead of the Nuclear with all its risks (Chernobyl and Fukushima are still close) not only the structural ones but as well those environmental and ecological; for until today no one have ever confirmed the existence of a safe nuclear wastes disposal, or thehealth hazards level on human and other beings tightly connected inside the food chain and the life cycle.
If we must acquire more debts to create energy, wouldn’t it be more convenient for a country blessed with a year-long sunny climate to use sun-rays as the guaranteed continuous and renewable source to obtain much secure and clean energies; through serious projects and enhancing scientific research and creating real job opportunities for thousands of our graduates in the fields of solar energy and related feeding industries.
Can’t we produce that relatively simple technology and make it our strategic objective to cover the entire domestic family needs with that safe energy in say 15 years time? How many families will settle down serenely from such a wide range of job offers boom on a national scale? They have already done that since three decades in the Scandinavian states, in Germany and in Austria, where they see the sun 38% of the year!! Why not us?
I’m sorry my friends but I can’t grasp the twisted logic driving us always to enjoy self scourging or auto-flagellation.. Have we lost our common sense? Not to realise that it’s all a political game and it has nothing to do with the “welfare of our generations to come”.. Because if that is the objective than why not try the renewable sources of energy instead? Their results are immediate and their social impact is spotless.
The Muslim Brotherhood didn’t really care about Egypt or the collectivity of its population.. And now I fear that we’re about to experience a “Déjà Vu” phenomena that will surely sedate our feelings and contain our hopes, reducing Democracy into the freedom for exchanging jokes in public and practicing sarcasm on opponents in Parliament and public offices through oriented media. So that questions like who will finance, who will build, and by what confirmed scientific guarantees; will all remain unanswered.
And the old game of cartels and monopolies will continue under the umbrella of a severely controlled and carefully censored Democracy..
If the northern Europe countries paid corrupt leaders and officials of the third world to dispose their radioactive wastes (among other hazardous industrial, pharmaceutical and medical scoriae) in their countries; who will we pay to dispose of ours?
All because the people everywhere have always proved to bear a very short memory.. “People crawl on their stomachs”.. Unfortunately, whoever made that statement he have certainly centered the bull’s eye.Pass On The Word.