Masisi missed the opportunity

On Friday Minister Mokgweetsi Masisi was the guest speaker at the annual Chinese New Year's festival, celebrating the year of the dog. Masisi's invitation comes in the wake of President Ian Khama's public utterances of Botswana's frustrations with shoddy Chinese jobs on projects that run into billions of Pula.

The President gave the South African daily, Business Day, a no holds barrel, yet candid and honest picture of our desperate situation courtesy of the shoddy jobs by Chinese multi-nationals at our national stadiums, schools, roads, and lately the power cuts that have taken us back to the days of candle and paraffin.The President should not be the lone ranger in this public criticism of fong kong works. Yes, even senior ministers like Masisi need to echo this message, uncomfortable as it may sound, because the truth is we have been crippled by sub-standard Chinese contractors who line their pockets and leave our economy in ruins; see the black-outs, the stadiums, the roads, the schools, the airport, the list is endless. Instead Masisi used the year of the dog festival to tell his Chinese patrons how he enjoyed a free, all expenses paid for visit to China last year. He raved about the beautiful things he saw in China that made him marvel at their technological advancement.

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