August 19, 2016

Nobody is destined for poverty

Our country has long been wrestling with severe social inequality and political instability since independence. A sluggish economy has created a situation in which life seems to be determined by where we live. To make the matter worse, lack of infrastructural development seems to force young people to migrate from rural to urban areas, let alone migration to richer countries. Nobody is destined to live in poverty and never to enjoy better luck.
Since we were all born and created equal, we all deserve equal opportunity and safety, no matter where we live. In other words, our locality should not determine our destiny. For this reason, it is imperative for the government to adopt policies that focus on the deconcentration of rural poverty and transform economically impoverished areas into economically vibrant communities. To achieve this goal, policy makers are required to take fresh steps to enable local residents to have access to employment, education, transportation and health care.
This responsibility does not solely rest with the central government alone. All the regional governments have the responsibility to take a comprehensive approach to bridging the gap between the privileged and the disadvantaged across the country. People from all walks of life, regardless of race, religion and gender, feel like transforming their communities where a quality of life is secured. The onus is on all of us, under the dynamic leadership of the government, to keep pushing our communities to a safer and more prosperous country as a whole.


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