The big questions
CITIZENS do not ask for much from politicians. We do have this silly notion, however, that once we vote them into government, politicians would see to our basic needs.
Some of those basic needs are—that community roads be paved with asphalt that can be found right here in this country; that box drains be built where they are needed; public health care is accessible; schools are not falling apart; crime eradication is taken seriously; tap water from WASA is clean and clear; flooding is a thing of the past, and, that politicians do not take us for fools.
It’s nice to improve the country’s image by putting up skyscrapers, hosting regional and international conferences, hosting dignitaries, building new roads and highways, and encouraging business and trading with other countries. But then, when it’s nearing elections, citizens will ask, “What have they done for me? How has my life improved? Do I feel safe in my home?” And the answer is revealed after the ballots are counted.