Qualifications for job appointments
In the West, if an official speaks, then plans are made and programs are implemented. Policies on the other hand are made to turn the official’s words into reality and people accept it with conviction; furthermore, it becomes a culture practiced by the public.
Yet in our Arab countries, if the official spoke, the opposite has to take its place because the system is there to serve this official and he normally does not speak the truth to the public; therefore, the situation remains the same at best, and the worst will come.
An example of this is when Western countries spoke about the necessity of enabling youth to reach the highest of posts, messages are published, research centers are creative and universities begin to present the best youth models. This results are that the status of those young people can be enhanced, not because they are the children of certain dignitaries, but rather because they have rare competence in life sciences. It is enough to see the image that was on social media few days ago of Canada’s prime minister, who is 45 years of age, the prime minister of Belgium who is 41, the prime of Luxembourg who is 44 and the French prime minister who is 39. The situation in our Arab countries is slightly different because the majority of officials in our Arab countries are in their 70s or 80s, because 40 for them is an adolescent age, and there is no need to mention names. All I hope from any government official in any Arab country is not to talk about youth and the need to empower them. Let us speak frankly and transparently and announce to the people that appointments are made based on sectarian, tribal, and family affiliations, because anything else will be a joke. Now, I realize that joking is a general condition that we should get used to. Let us leave the future to its people and so may Allah change what is in people’s minds to the better. Was the message delivered? I hope so.
Let us speak frankly and transparently and announce to the people that appointments are made based on sectarian, tribal, and family affiliations, because anything else will be a joke