Ribandar may be part of the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) but as far as overall development and civic amenities are concerned Ribandar remains utterly neglected and in a decaying state despite the very high municipal taxes we pay. Even some villages in Goa are much better off.
Ribandar has for decades been demanding a football ground, a community hall and a proper market but it is very anguishing that these long standing demands of Ribandarites are yet to be fulfilled. We do not have a Children’s park or a garden nor a public library and there is lack of proper sanitation with garbage strewn all over. Erratic power and water supply is the order of the day. And for the Fonduvem Ward of Ribandar even the dead are denied of a proper crematorium to Rest in Peace.
In August last year amongst a mountain of other assurances, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar while luring us for votes during that by-election had promised the residents of Ribandar that he would ensure that within three months Medical services and facilities are available at the old Goa Medical College Hospital in Ribandar. But all those fake assurances were only to fool the voters.
Over the years while our MLAs and Municipal Corporators have risen from Rags to Riches, our Ribandar remains stuck in the dumps.