Hellllloooo friends. Sorry for the hiatus. There has been a lot that’s happened since I last posted. I wanna start by apologising in advance as I am typing this on my phone. A an individual full of guile was kind enough to break into my car and take with him my laptop and a few other trinkets that I had a very soft spot for.
As a result I have no work laptop at the moment and had to fork out for a new alarm.
I also went to Kariba for the first time in my life. The place is hot as Hades. I didn’t go for pleasure unfortunately. It was a work thing and only managed one day and one night there. I must say it is a pretty nice place (except for the heat).
This would have all been very romantic if I had gone with my girlfriend. Instead I was working and with my boss.
Incidentally I wanna give out a quick shout out to her as she just got space for her shop!
Right now that’s all out of the way, during my drive to Kariba with my boss, we were having a conversation about the state of affairs in the country. As many of us know, there are a lot of parastatals that are paying their top employees but not performing. This is where I realised that there is an option. One that will give us citizens some of the services we expect and one that will also make the government money. Privatisation. Just do it!
Now it doesn’t have to be all of them. It is important for the government to make money, but some of these parastatals should be privatised. Given up to individuals and then run like actual businesses. Now there are some that the government can’t let go off. Water and electricity spring to mind immediately. We can’t have some rich megalomaniac akin to “Sir” Wicknell demanding people bow down to him or no one will have access to electricity or water. That would be absurd.
But why not let the railways be run as a business, the GMB be run as a business? With real business minded people running them (and the government regulating) surely they would be turned around and almost normal service would resume?
Food for thought…