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 basic demands of Ribandarites remain a very distant dream.
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.
To add to our woes, all the roads in Ribandar were recently recklessly dug up and remain in a despicable state. Over the years while our MLAs and Municipal Corporators have merrily risen from Rags to Riches, our Ribandar remains stuck in the dumps.