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Fat cats
Many democratic nations look to their public accounts committees to expose the fat cats and dirty dealers who use public funds illegally. The committee complements the work of the auditor-general. Our own committee is doing such a sterling job.
TFF next
After the public accounts committee completes its inquiry into the medicine saga, it should look at the tuition fee-free fund distribution starting in 2012. It should provide interesting reading to taxpayers. Next should be Customs. Then Immigration.
How to spend
Someone sent this piece to this column yesterday: A man will pay K2 for a K1 item he needs. A woman will pay K1 for a K2 item she does not really need – if it is on sale.
Stop it
Why do we have to be forced to buy top-up when we still have money and data in our phone. One mobile phone network keeps doing it daily, more so now as we approach the festive season when people tend to “spend loosely”.
Pirates gone
The keen observer will notice that the illegal taxis seem to have disappeared from the street. Maybe it has something to do with the sudden increase in police/traffic department checkpoints around town.
Note to Santa
Dear Santa: This year I’d like a FAT bank account and THIN body. Please do not confuse the two like you did last year. Tenk u tru.
Last day
The last working day for 2019 for public servants is Monday, Dec 23. It’s always a struggle to turn up to work on that day in a normal week.
Batman mask
US mother Carol Fenner cuddles baby daughter Luna after Russian medics managed to remove part of her ‘Batman mask’ birth mark. She was born with congenital melanocytic nevus, a skin condition that produces abnormally dark blemishes. Part of the section on her forehead is now clear from the black marks. Fenner saw her baby’s ‘Batman mask’ birth mark vanish after she sought the pioneering Russian cure for her daughter.
Thought for today
Family: Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.

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