IFRTD OPINIONS FAIR 2007 - JULY WINNER:
Naboth Juma Okoth (Kenya)
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Decent employment may be referred to as a work situation that enables a person to at least maintain him/herself and his/her family above a reasonable poverty line. Employment is important because more than ninety per cent of people depend on one form of employment to another for their livelihood, especially in third world countries where investments levels are still very low.
That rural transport hasa direct relationship with employment in any place cannot be overstated. Any rural area without a developed infrastructure and transport system will only remain closed and poor in spite of boasting valuable resources. Yet many times many a government does not put conscious efforts into developing rural transport and thus loose the opportunity to improve the life standards of its people by creating more employment.
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