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Ugandan Economist, Elly Twineyo-Kamigusha typifies African mentality?

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His argument:

When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, bury the horse and get a living horse.  However, in Africa more *”advanced”* strategies are often employed, such as;

  1. Buying a stronger whip
  2. Appointing a committee to study the horse
  3. Changing riders
  4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
  5. Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.
  6. Re-classifying the dead horse as “living impaired”.
  7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
  8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
  9. Providing additional funding to increase dead horse’s performance.
  10. Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses.
  11. Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position.


Me: I remain here to keep reminding our people about the simple thing to do to dead horses: dismount it, bury it and get a living horse.

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