By Marium Seema
Few days ago I had a dream in which a black hole emerged over Addu atoll. I went to a Pandit to see if there is any meaning in it. According to the pandit, MTCC is having a project over there. What kind of project? Why should it come to me as a nightmare? I asked the pandit. “Well, well, it is difficult to foresee the reality of the project. It seems to be a nonprofit making, complimentary and a very democratic project aimed to clarify the large picture of the Maldives to come. It is a project of Os where they transport construction materials to the projects – tsunami housing projects taking place in Huvadhoo region”, pandit explained awkwardly.
MTCC have enough projects which need materials urgently? Why don’t these Os bother about such projects and find a way to supply materials. If what I have heard is correct many of the Projects by Contracting are at shortage of materials. Even if not a kid, I wonder if the topmost guy is matured enough to run this company. It seems both Os have their own agendas instead of facilitating our work.
There was a time where the name MTCC was a respected and admired brand name in the area of Harbour Construction in Maldives. There was a World where MTCC was the king of this industry in Maldives. None of it happened out of a divine miracle.
Yes, it might be that we automatically got government projects in those days. In the same breath I would say that it also involved proper and systematic management. We have had managing directors who knew what they were doing, what they had to do and when to take decisions. They were grown up matured people, not people who just reached their maturity. They dictate terms on others making sure that all remain within their boundary. They don’t let others to play with them.
Before any project manager, even before the welcome of morning sparrows and roosters it would be him/her who would call the Site managers to know what they have been doing the previous day, whether they had any difficulties and obstacles in their work. Their first priority would be to facilitate the site work.
Dear Os, we can’t circumcise and make you matured! You have to either be that man when you first thought of holding the bridle of MTCC or just divorce us nicely without accompanying us to dooms day.