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Gilroy/San Martin, Ca.
Are NGO's the new colonialists?
By Georgianne Nienaber
Thursday, 20 October 2005

Here's a quote I liked, liking the experience of Africans with the
recent experience in Louisiana:

A visit to Rwanda reveals villagers living with no infrastructure who
must walk miles to market, while shiny new NGO Land Rovers and SUVs
tear down the highways, forcing the local population to jump for their
lives. Local restaurants are crammed with boorish groups of foreign
workers who loudly order their meals and beer while the local staff
rushes to accommodate them. As villagers return from market to homes
with no electricity, foreign workers retire to gated compounds and
enjoy television. Stories from the Louisiana bay in the United States
reveal similar stories of the displaced and jobless poor living in
run-down trailer parks. No-bid contracts go to out-of-state
contractors who produce goods for two and three times the cost of
production in Louisiana or Mississippi. Jobs are stolen, the poor
remain homeless, and the US taxpayer foots the bill.


Dan Prives
Charity Industry Observer

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