A dead horse

Ugandan Economist and Author: Elly Twineyo-Kamigusha couldn’t have said it better!

When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, bury the horse and get a living horse. However, in Africa more advanced strategies are often employed, such as;

  1. Buying a stronger whip
  2. Appointing a committee to study the horse
  3. Changing riders
  4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses
  5.  Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included
  6. Re-classifying the dead horse as “living impaired”
  7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse
  8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed
  9. Providing additional funding to increase dead horse’s performance
  10. Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses
  11. Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position

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