"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

4.22.2008

priorities

People and Things for which the Republique Democratique du Congo cannot pay (At all. As in, most of these "government employees" have not collected government salaries in 20+ years.):
  • Teachers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Border guards
  • Hospitals
  • Soldiers
  • Paved Roads
  • Air traffic controllers
  • Traffic police
  • Schools
  • Judges
  • Courts
  • Running water
  • Immigration officials
  • Electricity
  • Port authorities
  • Health & safety regulators
  • Food inspectors
  • Government

Things the Republique Democratique du Congo can apparently now afford:

2 Comments:

Blogger euphrony said...

At least they've set their priorities. Many people/governments have not even done that much.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 2:03:00 PM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Well, in a manner of speaking. It's more a question of from where/whom they'll steal his salary. My money's on French humanitarian donations.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 2:13:00 PM

 

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