Lest We Forget

a commentary on socio-political developments and institutional policies

Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Mbu And The Rest of Us

Next to religion and ethnicity, politics is the most emotional subject. Because political parties have their ardent adherents to whom political criticism or appraisal is sacrilegious, making social comments on political development is a thankless job. Indeed,  it’s more dangerous than thankless. Yet politics and political parties are the vehicle for governance, and good governance …

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Hypocrisy of Human Rights

“The Senate on Thursday evening voted 93-7 to approve a defence authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, it also repeals the military ban on sex with animals — or bestiality.” – cnsnews.com December 1, 2011. Put another way, the online news was reporting the Senate’s decision, …

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The Wounded Conscience

The news had it recently that an expatriate, Mr. Surendra Bhagwandass, resigned his appointment as Base Maintenance Manager at Carverton Helicopters on Friday,  10th January,  2014 (Vanguard Saturday, 11th January, 2014). Well, what’s so special about one overfed expatriate resigning his job, you will ask. Nothing. Except that Surendra did not surrender his job because …

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OKADA: Going, Going ……..

The emergence of motorcycle as means of commercial transport is a clear indication that all is not well with us as a nation. It is symptomatic of the degeneration of our quality of life. What used to be gross domestic product ( GDP ) has suddenly become gross domestic poverty. There are no products around. …

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