22 July, 2015, 12:00 am
I APPRECIATE the effort by Government to include public participation in our development planning.
This is required under Section 72(1)(b) of the Constitution and nothing extraordinary about it.
I believe, apart from the common problems of roads, water, electricity, medical centres, maternity units, mortuary and schools, there are other more pressing issues that Government should look at.
I believe there are a large number of people under the poverty line especially in the non-formal sector in rural areas. There isn’t much opportunities available to break the cycle of poverty. There is also the issue of unemployment hence income inequality especially the educated young people who continue to look for jobs. Imagine the chances of the uneducated.
I believe these are the worst forms of poverty in the country which leads on to malnutrition, diseases, (NCDs), squatters to name a few. Is this the facade of democracy?