The way things are done

28 May 2022

Government building
Fat civil servant

Once upon a time, a  civil servant was responsible for repainting a government building so he called for tenders.

A Chinese contractor quoted $3 million.
A European quoted $7 million.
And an African quoted $10 million.

The civil servant asked each of them how he determined his price.

The Chinese guy replied,
“$1 million for paint, $1 million for labour and $1 million profit.”

Painter contractor

The European replied, “$3 million for paint, $2 million for labour and $2 million profit.”



However, the civil servant awarded the contract to the African whose reply was,
“$4 million for you… $3 million for me…. and we will give $3 million to the Chinese guy and get him to do the work!”

Fat black painter
Fistful of dollars

You can laugh but this is the system that is bleeding Zimbabwe dry.

This is no joke. It is the reality today! All of Africa is dying from this fatal disease.