Over the last few days, I received two separate reports on social media.
One spoke of how the rates of electricity in Bahrain are the third highest in the world and the other told us how the occupancy rates of residential and commercial properties in Bahrain are at an all-time low of 28 and 22 per cent.
Needless to say, these are the two issues that touch the lives of everyone in Bahrain – whether citizens or expatriates – and should be cause for concern.
As expected, though, the Electricity and Water Authority has dismissed outright the report on the electricity rates and has come up with figures to the contrary. But, so far, the bodies concerned with real estate have not reacted and not taken cognisance of the report.
The question is that if the reports are incorrect, the government and the authorities concerned should immediately take steps to get to the bottom of this and sue those spreading them. If, however, these reports are correct, there is a need to immediately develop such solutions that look into the issue and help tide over the crisis. It is of vital importance to protect people’s rights and to change or amend some existing laws.
While our wise government is working tirelessly to find attractive investment opportunities in various fields, it must also be realistic in approving many decisions that negatively affect its work and future plans.
Ministries and their various bodies have great responsibility in finding comprehensive solutions for many obstacles that negatively affect our national economy.
Let our motto be continuous development and team work. Bahrain deserves it.