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My recent Findings on Poverty and why it will never End in our Societies.
Before I delve into the main thing concern the topic, permit me to use this medium to apologize to all my friends and the entire family of Read cash for my inability to be active yesterday (Thursday). I was only able to make posts and that was when work took over my entire day but I have managed to visit as many posts as I can today and for those, I was unable to drop a comment on their posts, please find it in your heart to forgive my absence it was beyond my control. One thing I have never failed to do is to always reward quality posts through upvotes and where necessary tips. Thank you for your unflinching love for Davinchysax you good friend, I love you all.
Having said that, let us go straight into the business of the day. I will like to plead with you to carefully read this article because what I am about to say is the major reason why poverty has refused to leave our society and if we do not do something very fast, we may not be able to win the war against poverty.
The Painful Truth
Most times we think that poverty is just for those who are leaving in developing countries but I tell you, the number of poor people living in the western world and Americas is as high as you can never imagine. But as always, the media is used to make it look as if there are no poor people in these countries. Each time poverty is mentioned, Africa comes to mind due to the height of media publicity that has made it so common for all to see.
I will not try to explain what poverty means because I believe that anyone who cannot enjoy three square meals in a day is poor not minding the country of residence. I have been looking deep into what could be the cause of poverty in any society and I came to understand that poverty happens when a society does not speak up against the bad government. It may sound different to you but I would plead with you to focus on what I am about to say from now on. For the sake of clarity, I will use Nigeria and Africa as a case study for me to be able to drive home the point I want to make. In Nigeria, there is a great economic depreciation which I believe that most of you who are not Nigerians must have seen or noticed. Currently, the Nigerian Fiat goes for 530 naira and above for one US dollar. Now, it was not like this before now, but due to bad governance and people’s lackadaisical attitude, poverty is now on the increase.
How can we win the war against Poverty?
Most times we make the mistake of thinking that for a society to win the war against poverty it will have to dish out money to its citizens. Such an idea will not only sustain poverty but will reduce the economy of such a society. The question is; how do we win the war against poverty? The only thing that can eradicate poverty in a society is the people. How can this be? Let us look at a society where its government has failed and the people are busy talking but not taking any serious action towards removing such government from power, no matter how and what they say against the government, poverty will still be a vital part of such a society.
Just last week I went to a petrol station to purchase some litres of petrol for the night due to the epileptic method energy supply which we have been witnessing for so long in the country. I was noticed that a litre was sold at 165 naira ( a little below 0.20 USD) but lo and behold, I went back to the same petrol station just 3 days ago only for me to find out that a litre of petrol is now selling at 230 naira ( 0.35).
This is where the government has succeeded in caging everyone in the country. With this increase in the price of petrol, motorists and transporters have hiked the price of transport fare not minding the distance they will cover. Now, places, where transporters were collecting 100 naira (0.15 USD) as transport fare, has increased to 200 to 250 naira (0.30 to 0.36). The transporters did not know that what they have done by increasing the prices of transport fare has a serious ripple effect which will return to them. Now, imagine a transporter whose wife has gone to the market to buy foodstuffs with the money she got from the husband who increased the transport fare, now the effect is that the market woman who has paid more than she used to pay for her transport fare will also add it up in the prices of goods thereby making the money of the transporters wife almost impossible to buy what it would have bought on a normal day.
This is the only thing that has kept societies into serious poverty and they will never come out of it unless the populace decides to fight against the bad government and their policies. If there is an increase in petrol, instead of the transporters taking it out on the innocent citizens, what they should do as a registered association under the government is to either go on a general protest or embarking on industrial action. This is the difference between countries that have understood how to fight poverty and those countries that have individualized poverty i.e. a poor man is poor because he wants or chose to be poor.
I am not going to bore you so much because I believe I have been able to make my points very clear and simple for all to understand. Let us look at our economic problems, not as individuals but collectively in other to hold any ailing government accountable at all times.
Thank you for reading and I believe that I have been able to pass across my message to you.