New freedom battle: iLIVE
As we get ready to celebrate our 18th year of freedom on Friday, the pertinent question is: What is there to celebrate?
While we enjoy political freedom, the new struggle is one of economic freedom.
The wealth of the country remains in the hands of the minority.
Corruption, which is the cancer eating away at the soul of our nation, has become acceptable, sending the wrong message to the rest of the world.
Our government is failing, particularly in education, where the standard has dropped. Interestingly, the government pumps a lot of money into education.
This shows that throwing money at the problem is not a solution.
On Freedom Day the youth will be bussed to various venues.
After long political speeches, the stage will be given to music stars.
But I doubt if poor people are looking forward to the celebrations .
The historic day will be a distant thought for them.
Friday will come and go, just like any other day because these people will still live in abject poverty.