Dump all our costly deputy ministers
PERHAPS someone can explain to me why a country, particularly a Third World country, needs the cost, pomp and ceremony of a minister and a deputy minister.
In 95% of cases, the incumbent knows very little about their portfolio, makes gaffes of note and costs the country a lot. Never mind all the perks, such as the fancy cars, houses, travel expenses . . . I could go on.
Surely the answer would be to let the directors-general of the various departments get on with running the country? They could report to a management structure at prescribed intervals.
All we have at the moment is people being appointed because they are buddies of the president, not because of their experience or competence.
A simple analogy would be shifting a rugby player from one position to another at every game. The result would be comical — like our government! — Tony Ball, Pinetown