A time is coming when we will be ready to make progress as a people and as a nation of well-prepared and well illuminated goodly citizens to stop seeing office positions as God-given opportunities for exploitation.
And when that time comes, papers, letters and documents will reach their destinations in the same day. Appropriate replies will be received within the shortest delay possible.
In that day, the pockets of messengers, the clerks, as well as whatever collared officials, will no longer receive more corrupt, coerced subsidies to their salaries as perks.
In that day new investors will no longer have to wonder what extraordinary, unofficial taxes and unmentioned levies, they will need to be consider to speed up a response from designated officials for projects to take off.
In that day the wonderful meaning of breakfast will not include the amount of money that will help officials to fatten their private bank accounts on account of the public.
Every one is looking forward to the time when to apply for a licence or a certificate to start a venture, will not involve scratching ones head in wonder about when exactly will Mr So and So be in his office, ‘take my call’ or ‘respond to my request’, without me first “dropping something”.
And in that day, when it is time to receive my payment for a job completed, I will not have to share my hard-earned sweat with any procurement officials, for supplying the very tools they need to for their own gains.
Will that season ever come?
Maybe one day, in the sweet by and by… But for now? It is “Drop something”, and get whatever you want!