Thoughts from an active pensioner who is now somewhat past his Biblical "Use-by date"

"Why just be difficult, when with a little more effort you can be bloody impossible?"

Thursday, 1 April 2010

A Priority List

I've just listened to the news about aid to Haiti. The Secretary General of the UN was announcing. how much had been promised by the International Community, ie the EU and United States.The priorities in reconstruction were stated to be "Schools, Hospitals and Government buildings"!
Now I appreciate the need for hospitals, but surely the first priority should be the restoration of the infrastructure, electricity supplies, clean water, transport, etc. Teaching is not dependent upon schools as such, but the availability of teachers and a place to teach - large marquees would come far quicker and save money for higher priorities. And as for Government Offices, well that will ensure that no money is left for anything useful!

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