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Stop businesses from infringing on residential communities

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I WISH social distancing also applied to businesses that continue to operate in residential communities. It would be so nice to have them far away, where they would not be a nuisance to my health or my sanity.

I speak as a resident of Red Hills Boulevard and its environs. For over three years, we have been asking for the removal and curtailment of industrial activity in our community, but our pleas have fallen on deaf ears. It amazes me that a Government agency that is directly responsible for the preservation of communities should be indifferent to the plight of a community that is struggling to retain its residential status.

Properties are just too expensive to allow our lovely homes to lose their value because the Ministry of Local Government and its enforcing agency, the KSAC, refuse to do their job properly, for which they are being paid by the taxpayers of this country. It seems that government agencies will allow any kind of enterprise to flourish to garner more taxes while our social situation deteriorates. How many communities have they allowed to become undesirable because of the presence of commercial and industrial activities? When will they learn that generating taxes is not the be-all and end-all of life? The citizens’ quality of life matters, too.

J. THOMAS