Should the president lead by example? This morning, I had a lengthy conversation with an active political activist . It was through this, that he said “..we tried to convince the president to cut his own salary so that other civil servants can follow suit. So unfortunate that he refused to listen to our advice. After the teachers, nurses are going on strike too …”
Anyone can see that the country is leaning on a weak pillar. It needs people’s support and adherence to the ruling government, thereby helping people in Kenya’s steering board to realize they have to work even harder to give back to the people.
Leading By Example:
In this unsteady economic time, Kenya is in the hands of those who value it the most. Those who are ready to sacrifice little they have to see the country moving forward. This does not mean trying extra hard, just a vision for tomorrow is what I mean.
The president once said, “… wait until the economy starts growing in double digits … by then, your salaries will be increased to even a hundred percent if you want.” So optimistic if you ask me. But how long will it take for him to realize this dreams?
In my view, the presidents has all the privileges the nation can offer… all he needs is just a snap of his fingers and whatever he wants is done. Does he need that huge salary? Of course not. if he cuts some for public development, people will be happy and those planning to go on strike will have to think twice before going ahead with their salaries increment push.
Double Digit Economic Growth:
With fresh hurdles coming up very often, one wonders when will this happen. Being optimistic about economic issue is one thing that is killing Kenya’s need to forge forward.
The economic pendulum was once making a huge sweep with so many sources of revenue, more money in people’s hands and in savings. But nowadays, it seems there is no power to keep the pendulum swinging. In fact, it is going to stop if leadership keeps on relying on wind -empty talks and doing so little.
Patience is a good virtue, it enlightens one’s mind and reminds the person of a certain unfulfilled promise. However, it also need time. Nonetheless, an empty stomach attributes to every move a person can make. With it, patience can’t exist.