The Cliche Called Government
And your 4-year-old son, tired, fed up, walked up to you, coughed hard like his dad, looked at you like his grand-dad and opened the cork holding words from escaping from his mouth.
“Mummy who’s Government and where does he live?”
Please don’t blame or chastise him!
He’s heard his teachers countless times saying Government should give us stable power supply to watch TV, charge our phones, cook, iron …
Your driver while driving him to school had voiced many times, “All our roads are terribly bad when will Government wake up from sleep and make our roads sweet?”
When he was younger he could recollect there was a time your tummy was very big and he initially felt you were eating too much and feared for you for he had thought your tummy would burst someday … but God saved you for neighbours had rushed you to a very big church with people in uniform – hospital!
At the facility he had heard a tall and handsome man with big ‘chain’ hanging on his white overall releasing words from his over-speeding mouth,
“… brain drain is our problem in Africa, brain gain the strength of the Western world … why won’t our experts and specialists run abroad … our hospitals lack equipment, drugs, there’s backlog of unpaid salaries, no incentives … Government please come to our aid, I can’t deliver my very best to my patients and heal them while combating all these ills!”
In rounding off leaders and followers make up the entity called Governments!