As a final note on the UN World Food Program and its need to collect payment for
food delivered under its Food for Work scheme, let me draw an analogy:
Who is to blame if a water pipe breaks in the desert? Are the people who depend on
the water for survival to blame for wasting water? Are the sands of the desert on
which the water falls to blame for receiving more than their fair share? Or is the
owner of the pipe to blame for allowing the pipe to fall into decay, so that it was
certain to fail?
Perhaps the WFP should look inward when assessing blame. My guess is that Ms Hansen
will be far better suited to her new job, where she will be in an admirable position
to write her own pink slip, than she was in her last one.
Roger W Graham - Phnom Penh.