Malta – New Centers for Illegal Immigrants
It looks like the Maltese Government is testing the waters, by leaking to the Media, ‘that Government owned property in various locations around Malta is being converted into housing and detention centers for illegal immigrants’, the Maltese Government denied these allegations and dismissed them as rumors.
For those that do not know the PN and Government strategy, I can give an insight to the plan in progress.
First objective is to leak to the Media that Government is planning to increase shelters (open and closed centers) for illegal immigrants – this will create a public reaction and opposition to the Government plan.
Second objective: The Government denies any plan of further expansion of illegal immigrant shelters – this will amount to the public seeing their city/village/town being spared from having illegal immigrants in their home area, where PN strategist for the EU MEP elections will spread rumors that the PN will be taking strong stance against integrating illegal immigrants in other localities around Malta apart from those already operating.
June MEP’s election concluded, where PN MEP hopefuls are elected
Malta PN Government reverts to his original plan and starts developing public property to serve as free housing for the thousands of illegal immigrants due for release from detention in the second half of the year.
That is identical to the strategy used prior to the last general elections in Malta by the PN and the same tactics will be used, alienate and deny self created rumors but the public starts getting used to the idea, Government heavily denies this rumor (PN supporters tend to believe that their party will never lie to them), after the MEP elections the Maltese Government will disown his citizens in lieu of the illegal Immigrants and EU promises of help and free Euros.
It is the same status quo that our dear PN MEP representative has been promising for the last five years, where he promised deterrent Frontex patrols which turned out to be a shuttle service from Libya to Malta with illegal immigrants to the voluntary burden sharing policy that no other EU country seems to take this bait and take at least one illegal immigrant just for courtesy . To all kinds of other bureaucratic offices that will be or are opened to deal with illegal immigration. With the usual lies to calm public opinion.
The truth is that while our Energy Minister, keeps on saying that he is providing low cost energy to 138,333 families out of 190,342 or 73 per cent of all families will be benefitting from ECO reductions , to which 3000 low income families will have direct Government Benefits.
Can you imagine Malta within 15 years time. Most of our qualified workers which cost our education system millions in tax money will be gone to build a better future in some other EU country, and rightly so. While Malta will be burdened with most of unskilled an ever increasing illegal immigrant population (if they do not carry any identification papers , surely our Authorities are not gullible enough to take their word for it as being engineers, doctors etc, I think anyway).
So Malta has been relegated to the unskilled, back to the production factories. The PN promised a high end product but ended up giving future generations the lowest product nobody else in the EU wants. So I guess what a PN Minister one said that the manufacturing industry in Malta is as good as dead must have been wrong, as he will need them back when most of the illegal immigrants are on our streets, with rights to work, unless he prefers handing them all the social assistance packages.
Malta, I pity your future. Once the PN pictured a nice future for you and your future generations. Now their pride and arrogance have vowed to destroy you and wipe you from the face of the earth, and give your hard earned Country, paid for by your forefather’s blood and courage, to aliens that do not care about you, your history, or your future. All they care about is getting their free ride off a hard working nation, in compliance with their accomplices’ that stand to benefit from crime in illegal trade of humans (NGO’s and Jesuits). Same like blackmailing illegal immigrants by giving them 5000 euros to return home is not a viable scheme, as that in itself is an incentive to come to Malta. Free tax payers money with no benefit for the Nation. It serves Malta right to be flooded with the millions of Africans wanting to do the crossing into Europe and I can never blame the human traffickers for targeting Malta either, as there has never been any attempt to see who these traffickers are or that illegal immigrants freedom was ever coupled with any successful arrest of any trafficker. But by God do I blame the Maltese Government, the EU and the Maltese Authorities for flooding Malta with illegal immigrants.
Remember, every cent given in charity towards Africa, is giving a potential future illegal immigrant coming to your home country and taking your, your son’s/daughter’s, or son’s son/ daughter’s daughter future. Africa does not need aide, Africa is richer than all the EU countries combined, All Africa needs is to stop being a beggar and a haven for crime (African Corrupt Governments and their Military backing). So if the World wants to help Africa, its’ not monetary but by enforcing their Governments to comply and sign UN conventions and for aide to be conditioned and coupled with Western Education and western monitors that they are being compliant. If need be the West should be able to assist militarily an elected Government that values human rights.
Here is what Dambisa Moyo had to say about Africa in her book Dead Aide:
by Dambisa Moyo
There is no doubt: we want to help. The well-documented horrors of extreme poverty around the world have created a moral imperative that people have responded to in their millions. Yet the poverty persists. At a time of unprecedented global prosperity, children are starving to death. Are we not being generous enough? Or is the problem somehow insoluble, an inevitable outcome of historical circumstance? In this provocative and compelling book, Dambisa Moyo argues that the most important challenge we face today is to destroy the myth that Aid actually works. In the modern globalized economy, simply handing out more money, however well intentioned, will not help the poorest nations achieve sustainable long-term growth. “Dead Aid” analyses the history of economic development over the last fifty years and shows how Aid crowds out financial and social capital and feeds corruption; the countries that have ‘caught up’ did so despite rather than because of Aid. There is, however, an alternative. Extreme poverty is not inevitable. Dambisa Moyo shows how, with improved access to capital and markets and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can prosper.If we really do want to help, we have to do more than just appease our consciences, hoping for the best, expecting the worst. We need first to understand the problem.
The Diary: Dambisa Moyo
By Dambisa Moyo
Published: February 28 2009 00 :18 | Last updated: February 28 20… :18
As I touch down in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, I am not sure what to expect. My flight has been smooth and incident-free, and the airport is as anonymously modern as any international airport. But it is hard to arrive in Rwanda without thoughts of the 1994 genocide of 1m people.
I have come to Rwanda at the invitation of President Paul Kagame, whose aides had seen an account of a Lunch with the FT that I had had a month or so ago in London with William Wallis, the paper’s Africa editor. Over lunch at Angela Hartnett’s chic new Italian restaurant we had discussed the World Bank (where I worked for a couple of years) and Dead Aid, a book I have just written arguing against dependence on foreign aid and offering alternative ways to finance development. Now I am here in Kigali to address senior cabinet officials and other leading Rwandans.
Irene, a young presidential aide, meets me at the airport, and within minutes we are in an air-conditioned official car hurtling down one of many lusciously green hills surrounding Kigali – Rwanda is, I am told by everyone I meet, known as the land of 1,000 hills.
The city of Kigali, home to about a million people, is itself strikingly green and clean. I was born in Lusaka, Zambia, live in London and have lived in numerous cities across the United States, apart from travelling extensively, but Kigali still comes as a jolt to my sensibilities. The country has a stringent anti-plastic bag policy and on one Saturday every month Rwandans get together to pick up litter and spruce up their surroundings.
In the evening at the Novotel, I address a meeting, hosted by the country’s prime minister, of 200 eminent Rwandans about some of the ideas from my book about how to develop long-term sustainable growth independent of foreign aid. I am told by more than one guest, “You are preaching to the converted” – an interesting choice of words, incidentally, in this highly religious country (about 95 per cent of Rwandans are said to be practising Christians).
It turns out that the president and his government are about to go on a week-long retreat to a town in western Rwanda to discuss the country’s development strategy, and a key item on the agenda will be how to wean the country off aid.
Following Kagame’s lead, Rwanda is already obsessed with turning the “no-aid” development theory into a reality. This is not to say that the country does not use aid, nor that all of the country’s aid programmes have been wholly ineffective (some argue that the country has managed to eradicate malaria using aid programmes). But the fact that Rwanda’s leadership is actively making strides away from aid dependency is a clear acknowledgement that they feel, as I do, that engagement with the markets is the proper way to deliver long-term growth and to reduce poverty.
Women feature prominently across the political spectrum in Rwanda: more than half the members of parliament are women, as are the chief justice, the speaker of parliament, and 40 per cent of the cabinet. One of my hosts suggests this is largely a legacy of the genocide, as many men were killed and families disbanded. Women frequently took charge of the homes and have been – and are – central to rebuilding the country.
Yet another woman from the president’s office accompanies me to the Gisozi genocide memorial, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Kigali. It is a beautiful garden, where the remains of as many as 300,000 victims (many of them unidentified children) have been laid to rest.
As we leave the centre, we stop to look at a video in which a Rwandan survivor is saying, and I paraphrase, how he wishes “the global community would just learn to keep its word on the promises it makes”.
The highlight of my trip comes, on Valentine’s Day, at the official residence where I meet President Kagame, the key architect of the country’s rebuilding since 1994. He turns out to be chatty, opinionated, thoughtful and charismatic. I’d been told that he works all hours of the day and is the mastermind behind “Team Rwanda”, the exercise to bring the country back from the brink of what could have been a permanent disaster. At the core of the strategy is a mix of nation-building and political savvy – Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, for example, comes from an opposition party.
Challenges remain. The country remains desperately poor (per capita income is less than US$1,000). Which is why it is even more puzzling that an economy whose budget is at least 70 per cent dependent on foreign aid would dare to work towards less help.
What, I ask, infuriates the president about aid? As we talk it becomes clear that it is a combination of two things. First, not wanting to be bossed around and told what to do by foreign bureaucrats. Second, that with aid dependency comes a loss of dignity, damage to entrepreneurship, and a decrease in innovation: all factors critical to any society’s long-term economic success.
After Rwanda my trip continues to Kenya and I manage to squeeze in a trip to Kibera, a suburb of Nairobi. With 1m people crammed into approximately 2.5 sq km (roughly 75 per cent the size of New York’s Central Park), it is frequently described as “the largest slum in Africa”, and certainly there is sewage and garbage everywhere I look. It occurs to me that Kibera provides a test case for the effectiveness of aid. Here, aid intervention could be measured and judged on its ability to change millions of lives.
Surely just a small portion of the billions of dollars available to the Gates Foundation could raise living standards and eradicate the disease burden in this area in one fell swoop?
Instead, as I walk through the mayhem that is Kibera, I am reminded once again about some of the many absurdities involved in aid.
Kenya has one of the highest ratios of development workers per capita, and, with the headquarters of the United Nations’ agency for human settlements located just hundreds of metres away from where I am walking, it seems painfully ironic that Kibera’s population has been growing since 1918.
My question to those who champion aid as a universal panacea? Why not just try to sort out Kibera and the lives of its inhabitants?
I am not holding my breath.
Dambisa Moyo is the author of ‘Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is Another Way for Africa’ (Penguin £14.99) www.dambisamoyo.com
Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse.
In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth.
In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. Provocatively drawing a sharp contrast between African countries that have rejected the aid route and prospered and others that have become aid-dependent and seen poverty increase, Moyo illuminates the way in which overreliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the “need” for more aid.
Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty—without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.
Dead Aid is an unsettling yet optimistic work, a powerful challenge to the assumptions and arguments that support a profoundly misguided development policy in Africa. And it is a clarion call to a new, more hopeful vision of how to address the desperate poverty that plagues millions.
Dambisa Moyo was born and raised in Zambia, Southern Africa. She completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters from Harvard University. She completed a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C..
She worked at Goldman Sachs for 8 years in the debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage and in global macroeconomics teams. Previously she worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C.. Dambisa was recently nominated to the Board of Lundin Petroleum – a global independent oil and gas exploration and production company.
Dambisa is a member of Cambridge University’s Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM), and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Dambisa is also a Patron for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge fund supported children’s charity, and serves on the Board of the Lundin for Africa Foundation, which pledged US$100 million towards microfinance initiatives.
Dambisa argues for more innovative ways for Africa to finance development including trade with China, accessing the capital markets, and microfinance.
Dambisa has also been offered a contract for another book, entitled How the West Was Lost, scheduled for publication with Penguin and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2010. This book examines the policy errors made in the US and other Western economies which culminated in the 2008 financial crisis. And discusses why financial and economic experts missed the signs of the credit crunch. It also explores the policy decisions that have placed the emerging world- China, Russia and the Middle East, in pole position to become the dominant economic players in the 21st century.
Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General
Dambisa Moyo makes a compelling case for a new approach in Africa. Her message is that “Africa’s time is now”. It is time for Africans to assume full control over their economic and political destiny. Africans should grasp the many means and opportunities available to them for improving the quality of life.
Dambisa is hard – perhaps too hard – on the role of aid. But her central point is indisputable. The determination of Africans, and genuine partnership between Africa and the rest of the world, is the basis for growth and development.
Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine
The widsom contained here-if absorbed by African and global policymakers-will turn this chronically-depressed continent into an inspiring miracle of dazzling economic growth.
Foreword by Niall Ferguson
It has long seemed to me problematic, and even a little embarrassing, that so much of the public debate about Africa’s economic problems should be conducted by non-African white men. From the economists (Paul Collier, William Easterly, Jeffrey Sachs) to the rock stars (Bono, Bob Geldof), the African discussion has been colonized as surely as the African continent was a century ago. The simple fact that Dead Aid is the work of an African black woman is the least of the reasons why you should read it. But it is a good reason nonetheless.
Born and educated in Zambia, Dambisa Moyo also brings to her subject a rare combination of academic expertise and “real world” experience. Her training in economics took her from the World Bank to Harvard and on to Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate. Since leaving the academy, she has spent eight highly successful years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Global Economist and strategist. It is quite a resumé.
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