I’ve looked and looked at this story over and over again and have decided to write about it.
The story am referring to can be read here: http://ugandaradionetwork.com/a/story.php?s=40145 and the summary is: Uganda’s Ambassador to China Madibo Wagidoso, says Ugandan traders are to blame for the sub-standard Chinese products that have flooded the local market.
Wagidoso says Ugandan traders who go to China prefer buying cheap products in order to maximize profits back home. He explains that the Chinese manufacture products in different quality but that the Ugandan traders who go to China only buy the lowest quality because it’s cheap.
After reading the story I turned back to ask… What I have really learnt from it…and I found the answer… NIL, I then wanted to know whether there is something I could have wished to know from a man… who is in China… And I felt…Yes! My next question was, why didn’t I learn from him now that he was talking about a topic I wish to to hear about? And the answer is: Because I or the person representing me DID NOT ASK ANY QUESTION!
So, what kind of story did we get?
“A school Seminar Story!”
Less than a Workshop
A story without Head and Tail
A thoughtless Story
Without a context
A story with great potential
That becomes a stillbirth
Promising to inject knowledge in this dark world of business
And the Associated Impermeable China
From a man who sits there
Watching over the Interests of Uganda
Let to make a commoner’s statement
That I could make
Without ever travelling to China!
What a shame
What a disappointment
What a failure
what an nonperformance!
I look around and wonder
Are there no businesses in Mbale
selling Chinese products
No buyers and sellers?
Was it a deadline,
An important new discovery,
A statement from an ambassador
At the University
A rare occurance
With this degree of sloppiness (to borrow sister Mac’s word)
We are all doomed.