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LIFE IS HARD IN ESWATINI

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Sir,

Fifty two years of independence is a milestone indeed worth to be celebrated but if I may ask, what exactly is there to show that indeed we are blessed as a nation?


Well, maybe for some there is a lot to celebrate but has government taken a moment and looked around it?
There is nothing but pain and sorrow. In case it has not noticed; our health system is in tatters, the education system is bonkers and everything in stores have gone up but we are still the same.


Worship


Life is hard in the country unless one gets closer to certain individuals. Government has made itself the alpha and omega of riches in this country so everyone has to worship it to have a taste.
Hospital beds are full of sick people and doctors have nothing to offer them. The only medicine we have in abundance in the country besides panado is religion. We pray hard not because we are righteous but because that’s the only hope we have.
As a result of free primary education in the country, most children are now at school and they actually get an escape from their reality.


Poverty


The only meal they are guaranteed for the day is the one in schools because their homes are nothing but extreme poverty.
We are supposed to tell those children that education is the key when we know very well that for one to succeed, he/she must get closer to certain individuals.
We tell them that even though what we should be telling them is to go steal five cows and give them to the fat cats in security forces if they are male or sleep with the fat cats if they are female to get a job. But the children already know that.


Forces


Let us look at civil servants: there are armed forces who get free food, uniform, electricity, housing and water. On the other hand there are teachers, who have the future of the country in their hands every day; they have the power to make or break the country’s future but they are underpaid, not housed or are housed in dilapidated dumps, they have no uniform allowance, no free electricity, no free food and no free water.
All I’m saying is that we are poor, dying and hopeless.

Palesa Dlamini

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: Positive nurses not isolated
Is government overwhelmed or is it just pure negligence on some health personnel?