Today 12th September 2009 the site that all Mauritians should be using regularly, www.Gov.mu is down. Meaning all the Ministerial sites are also down. It seems the site cannot cope with all the request being made to the site.
All the money they spent on radio advertisement is just wasted! I am sure a lot of money has been also wasted to develop the site. It just illustrates the situation where we are in Mauritius. Those big guns from the Ministry will only react as always instead of seeing the problem beforehand and take necessary actions.
We analyzed this site lately for the MSc course, we saw the visual look of the site depicts its underlying problems. There are no caching as the lecturer from Web Dev stressed a lot, which is a basic need of the web. The administration here in Mauritius is 10 or 15 years back, there need for improvement. Just another example, I applied for my MSc in March and it was not till end of September that I found that my course was now confirmed and will be done.
I wanted to fill in my income tax form, but it looks like I should postpone this for later. I understand now why I pay so much tax.