EMPTY PROM­ISES

DRUM - - Ed's Note -

The ar­ti­cle “Bro­ken prom­ises (8 June)” is a re­flec­tion of our gov­ern­ment’s many empty prom­ises to poor peo­ple. Some gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and prom­i­nent peo­ple have a dis­gust­ing habit of us­ing poor peo­ple’s names to get money from the state. Af­ter get­ting the money, they be­come greedy, ex­ploit the needy and use it to spon­sor their lav­ish life­styles.

Th­ese peo­ple don’t seem to know what it’s like to be poor. Life is a daily strug­gle

for the poor and the last thing they need is empty prom­ises. They need ur­gent ser­vice de­liv­ery to improve their lives. I hope for Za­hara’s sake she’s telling the truth, and that she’s still wait­ing for the R50 000 pay­out from the state to buy the school uni­forms. Other­wise she’ll face the wrath of the Cre­ator.

Part of me be­lieves what she’s say­ing about the de­part­ment’s in­con­sis­tency be­cause our gov­ern­ment is notorious for a slow or lack of ser­vice de­liv­ery. MATOME KUBU, AR­CA­DIA that can take us to greater heights, as Pe­betsi Nolo Mat­laila has proved.

You’ll only know what you’re ca­pa­ble of when you trust your in­stinct, be­lieve in your own abil­ity and take ini­tia­tive to achieve your dreams. All busi­nesses, big and small, started out as ideas in some­one’s mind. It doesn’t mat­ter how big your dream is.

If you start some­where and you are ded­i­cated, your craft will grow in leaps and bounds un­til your plan is even­tu­ally ac­com­plished. Never give up, no mat­ter how many times you fail. Just look at Pe­betsi. PC MASIPA, GA-MANTHATA

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