And the classrooms quietly go back to being unswept.
And that my friends is why the 'developing country' label still fits. Misappropriated funds + poor reasoning = #EpicFail
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But finally, you realise the argument is leading nowhere. So, you pack your bags and leave the school because fuck that shit, you're done.
School says: Transparency! Accountability! And you try to argue, again, that fraud is illegal. If donors are unhappy they can report you.
You argue that, afterall, you don't have to be hiding something just because you don't want police in your house anytime they feel like.
School says: 'You must have something to hide if you don't want us to control your projects'. You say: 'No, I simply value my autonomy here'
The school says: Because you people steal money from your donors. And you say: then just suspend me if you know I'm stealing.
You are like: WTF? I pay school fees is why I ask for transparency from the school. Why does the school want to approve the money I raise?
The school starts shouting: Transparency! accountability! The school argues that you asked them for transparency too, so be transparent too.
You're genuinely confused, 'Transparency to who?' Does the Nigerian govt report to Ghanaians? Is transparency not to the owner of money?
At this point of money, the remaining 35 people who are not contributing money start supporting the school. They say: 'Yes, transparency'.
The school says you ought to be accountable. You say 'what does this even mean?' the 15 people who give you money are happy with you.
Also, the school says some people have been collecting money and misusing them. You say, why can't the school just punish those people?
You protest that this kind of 'regulation' is too much for community projects by volunteers. The school says you're hiding something.
Also, the school will start approving the persons involved in each project. Plus, the school will approve the projects to be done.
At this point, the school authorities decide that they've had enough. Nobody should do projects unless they get daily clearance.
Your success as the Great Classroom Cleaner inspires others to do projects. Some start gardening, dishwashing, tutorials. Regular beehive.
Your 10 contributors are now 15, and they are putting in more money. You decide to start sweeping other classrooms too.
You've now become so well known as the 'Great Classroom Cleaner', people are throwing awards at you. Awards come with more money.
The next cleaning cycle when you want to expand operations, you check in with the authorities and get a certificate to proceed.
So, they say, 'No, if you're going to be collecting money to buy brooms, you need to get permission from us'. You say, alright.
At this point, the school authorities have heard that you've been collecting money from students. Instead of feeling shame, they get upset.
A few weeks later, you need more brooms. This time, other people in the class feel guilty or impressed so they pitch in. 10 people total.
So, you collect the money from 5 persons and buy a few brooms and one bin. You clean the class, but not to your satisfaction.
Out of the class of 50, only 5 people agree to contribute. The others arw either broke or say the school should fix it. Fine, anyway.
Of course, you will need money to buy brooms, soap cleaning fluid, bins. You volunteer to drop the first nairas and ask others to pitch in.
So, you being a very innovative type suggests that members of the class can buy cleaning tools and take care of the issue themselves.
Over time, the classroom gets quite dirty and requires cleaning, but even after complaints, the school authorities do nothing about it.
You are a member of a class of 50 people, and everyday you all use this classroom for your academic lessons and recreational activity.
Please stop the stupid 'accountability argument'. NGOs are primarily accountable to their donors/funders. Not to the govt. Let me explain.
Don't be fooled. Different lines of accountability.
NGOs to their donors.
Companies to their shareholders
Govt, to the people. twitter.com/ayosogunro/sta…
From the same govt that feels NGOs and CSOs should be accountable to it for non-govt funds they raise. twitter.com/DoubleEph/stat…
APC Governor Tambuwal pardoned 5 men accused of 15 billion naira Fraud and went further to give them political appointments.
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