The wise gen­eral ad­min­is­tra­tion

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Dr Bader Al-Dai­hani —Trans­lated by Kuwait Times

The heated events that are go­ing on around the world, and in our re­gion in par­tic­u­lar, should not keep us from at­tend­ing to our prob­lems and is­sues in­clud­ing our in­ter­nal wor­ries. The first of these is­sues, as we have said many times, is com­pre­hen­sive demo­cratic-po­lit­i­cal re­form, which must be done so that the eco­nomic and fi­nan­cial de­fects we suf­fer from can be re­formed, be­sides re­form­ing ed­u­ca­tion and en­hanc­ing the health and so­cial ser­vices, then we can talk about the am­bi­tious sus­tain­able hu­man­i­tar­ian de­vel­op­ment plans.

The lack of se­ri­ous work on re­form­ing the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem and de­vel­op­ing it means the con­tin­u­a­tion of the in­sti­tu­tional po­lit­i­cal cor­rup­tion which is the main rea­son for other types of cor­rup­tion. As a re­sult, the se­ri­ous de­fects our na­tional econ­omy is suf­fer­ing from will con­tinue, the bud­get deficit will in­crease and pub­lic debt will ac­cu­mu­late as well as what fol­lows in eco­nomic, so­cial and po­lit­i­cal reper­cus­sions. Pub­lic prob­lems that are there to­day will get worse in ed­u­ca­tion and health, or us­ing na­tional hu­man re­sources and de­vel­op­ing them, and this is what will in­crease pub­lic anger, and re­duce pub­lic con­fi­dence in the gov­ern­ment’s poli­cies and ac­tions.

In other words, we are fac­ing dif­fi­cult and highly com­pli­cated chal­lenges that need a good and aware po­lit­i­cal sys­tem that is free of cor­rup­tion, bear­ing in mind that time is not in our fa­vor, be­cause the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion around the world and the re­gion is trou­bled and un­sta­ble, the cap­i­tal­is­tic world econ­omy is suf­fer­ing from highly com­pli­cated struc­tural prob­lems, and its sit­u­a­tion is not as­sur­ing. Oil prices are fluc­tu­at­ing, and will not re­turn to what it was be­fore its drop, that apart from the fact that the im­por­tance of oil it­self as an en­ergy source at a global level be­gan to de­cline in fa­vor of oil shale and clean en­ergy al­ter­na­tives.

There­fore, there is a need for a gen­eral ad­min­is­tra­tion that is wise and good, and is able to face dif­fi­cult chal­lenges both cur­rent and fu­ture ones. It should have high abil­ity and con­fi­dence to man­age crises and deal with gen­eral prob­lems. The good and wise gen­eral ad­min­is­tra­tion is the one that makes long term de­vel­op­ment plans, and the one that makes poli­cies, and sets the type of re­quired gen­eral pro­grams, then asks the eco­nomic and ad­min­is­tra­tive sec­tors to im­ple­ment them un­der its su­per­vi­sion and in­spec­tion.

But to con­tinue with the con­sumed gov­ern­ment rhetoric about the abil­ity of the pri­vate sec­tor to deal with gen­eral prob­lems like un­em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, health, hous­ing, so­cial ser­vices and man­age­ment of eco­nomic and fi­nan­cial crises is an empty talk, as we have said many times. This is be­cause the re­spon­si­bil­ity of re­form­ing the gen­eral sit­u­a­tion, fight­ing cor­rup­tion of all its types and man­age­ment of pub­lic crises, as well as solv­ing so­ci­ety prob­lems is that of the gov­ern­ment, apart from which the pri­vate sec­tor it­self is in con­stant need, due to its wel­fare and par­a­sitic na­ture, of the gov­ern­ment in­ter­ven­tion to res­cue it from its re­peated struc­tural crises.

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