Misplaced Priorities. Poor Planning Is What Africans Are Good At.

Ndindu

Village Elder
#1
Went to rural Nyanza sometime last year nikaona jamaa anaishi kwa nyumba ya matope na amepark Subaru Model ya 2018 hapo inje na DSTV dish kwa roof

Uhuru na bangi zake anadai watoi watumie laptops na hali wengine kule Kajiado na Samburu wanasomea chini ya miti

Uhuru na Chang'aa zake anakopa Billioni 300 aunde reli ya SGR badala ya kupanua ile Meter Gauge at a fraction of the cost.

Unakuta fala anashinda Meter Moja kwa betting kitu ya kwanza ni kununua gari ya 850K (Toyota Fielder)na anaishi kwa rental house ya 20K per month. Buy ploti kule ocha ya 500K, unda nyumba ya mbao na 300K lima vegetables hapo kwa backyard, nunua kuku 50 ondokea rent

In the whole of Africa there are alot of these types of misplaced priorities trying to catch up with Western nations through giant leaps.

Do the following
1. Install piped water in the rural areas
2 .Build Classrooms in ALL public schools to hold 40 pupils per class
3. Drill more geothermal wells in Naivasha
4. Build specialized hospitals 1 in each county. e.g 1 Cancer center in Machakos, 1 Trauma center in Kisii, 1 Transplant Hospital in Kisumu etc
 
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Ndindu

Village Elder
#3
Why do you value a house more than the subaru? To some, mobility is more important that a house
A house sits on LAND which in turn appreciates with time. A car depreciates the moment you leave the showroom.
500K piece of land will next year be worth 550K or more, a 500K Subaru will next year be worth 250K or less. Tafakari hayo
 
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ndume

Village Elder
#5
A house sits on LAND which in turn appreciates with time. A car depreciates the moment you leave the showroom.
500K piece of land will next year be worth 550K or more, a 500K Subaru will next year be worth 250K. Tafakari hayo
For how long are you in this world? The best thing in this world is to respect people choices on how they want to live their life. Besides, you never know the chronology of their plans. It could be a car first, then a house. Or they could be looking for a place to put up a permanent house away from where their semi-permanent house is.
 

ndume

Village Elder
#6
For how long are you in this world? The best thing in this world is to respect people choices on how they want to live their life. Besides, you never know the chronology of their plans. It could be a car first, then a house. Or they could be looking for a place to put up a permanent house away from where their semi-permanent house is.
What is the problem if my car depreciates while I am using it to take children to school, commute to work etc.
 

Idias

Village Elder
#8
opinions opinions. opinions...….. whats important to you aint to someone else and that's just how it isssssssss. tupeleke ujuaji wetu huko ulaya. no one truly cares as they will do what they want with their money. depreciation, time value or not.
 

Mangele

Village Elder
#10
Where I currently live a car ranks top on the list of priorities. There's no public transportation and without it, you are stuck.
You have to have a car to find or reach a job. You can then line up your other priorities by personal preference.

Conclusion: Your environment determines your priorities. That still does not take away from the fact that most of our people don't plan.
The key statement is-- Everyone Plans...those who don't plan are actually planning to fail.

Went to rural Nyanza sometime last year nikaona jamaa anaishi kwa nyumba ya matope na amepark Subaru Model ya 2018 hapo inje na DSTV dish kwa roof

Uhuru na bangi zake anadai watoi watumie laptops na hali wengine kule Kajiado na Samburu wanasomea chini ya miti

Uhuru na Chang'aa zake anakopa Billioni 300 aunde reli ya SGR badala ya kupanua ile Meter Gauge at a fraction of the cost.

Unakuta fala anashinda Meter Moja kwa betting kitu ya kwanza ni kununua gari ya 850K (Toyota Fielder)na anaishi kwa rental house ya 20K per month. Buy ploti kule ocha ya 500K, unda nyumba ya mbao na 300K lima vegetables hapo kwa backyard, nunua kuku 50 ondokea rent

In the whole of Africa there are alot of these types of misplaced priorities trying to catch up with Western nations through giant leaps.

Do the following
1. Install piped water in the rural areas
2 .Build Classrooms in ALL public schools to hold 40 pupils per class
3. Drill more geothermal wells in Naivasha
4. Build specialized hospitals 1 in each county. e.g 1 Cancer center in Machakos, 1 Trauma center in Kisii, 1 Transplant Hospital in Kisumu etc
 
#12
Where I currently live a car ranks top on the list of priorities. There's no public transportation and without it, you are stuck.
You have to have a car to find or reach a job. You can then line up your other priorities by personal preference.

Conclusion: Your environment determines your priorities. That still does not take away from the fact that most of our people don't plan.
The key statement is-- Everyone Plans...those who don't plan are actually planning to fail.
I'm not talking about where you are which is of course not in Africa. In the US a personal car is more important than a plot of land. My argument is about Africa and specifically Kenya
 

Mangele

Village Elder
#13
I'm not talking about where you are which is of course not in Africa. In the US a personal car is more important than a plot of land. My argument is about Africa and specifically Kenya
If you can't plan to state your audience in your topic then you're just another one of those planning to fail. :p
 
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mwania

Guest
#17
For how long are you in this world? The best thing in this world is to respect people choices on how they want to live their life. Besides, you never know the chronology of their plans. It could be a car first, then a house. Or they could be looking for a place to put up a permanent house away from where their semi-permanent house is.
A basic car gives you mobility and can help you achieve more.. The problem comes in when you go for luxury cars when you do not have a house and other investments.. I started with a car looong before I built my house and cannot regret whatsoever.. And now I have cars and buildings and plots and now I want some more luxury kiasi with a car (V8 or Prado) then forget about the cars and invest even more especially when these Juibilidiots get out of the scene!!!
 

sitaki

Village Elder
#18
hapo kwa government I can agree, I think its ridiculous to build such an expensive rail line and yet majority of the citizen dont have piped water, don't have paved roads, kids dont have adequate educational facilities, security ni shida and healthcare is a mess - those are the basics every government should look at accomplishing first before getting into the other shinny gizmos.

on the individual, hapo depends, I would only be worried if a guy buys a car and yet the kids dont have the basics, quality education, healthcare and a decent house/living conditions like (boys bedroom yao, girls bedroom yao)
 

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