Yesterday I called Gender Ministry with regards to the leaflet which RFA published with joint efforts with Gender Ministry. I wanted to request for a soft copy of the leaflet.
I was greeted with a rude hello and when I asked who was on the line he asked in a rude voice, who I wanted to talk to. I explained him that I wanted to speak to a senior official and if he was one. His reply was, “Yes! I am one of the most senior officials.” When I asked for his name, his name was even more rude. “Ask what you want to ask.”
In my opinion, this is not the way a government official, specially an official from Gender Ministry should answer a phone call from public. He must be atleast ready to reveal his name, as a sign of politeness.
And then, when I asked him about the leaflet, he doesn’t quite seem to know about it. His answer was, “I don’t know!” I didn’t have much time to waste with him and I hung up the phone.
I was greeted and spoken much better when I called RFA.
August 29, 2007 at 3:58 pm
oh oh oh Is this an extension of Hilaths personal vendetta against Mazeena of Childrens Rights Union and Gender Minister Aisha
August 29, 2007 at 12:24 pm
@Anon2,You grabbed the words in my mind. Chi! Chi! This is annoying.@Hilath,I also thought so before. But, I was wrong.
August 29, 2007 at 10:39 am
If this is how the Gender Ministry staff respond, I also do wonder how any abused woman will “report” it? I mean, would they be in a condition to report when they are rudely spoken to? Damn you Aisha.
August 29, 2007 at 10:38 am
That was quite revealing. I wonder how the other “not abused” two in three women will respond when they call the gender ministry and is being rudely spoken to. I thought Gender Minister Aisha wouldn’t tolerate such bureaucracy at her own place.I guess I was wrong.
August 28, 2007 at 11:21 pm
that was how one rude official in the gender ministry responded. but i have very good experiences with officials in the gender mnistry who are very helpful and polite including the minister.