Monday, April 03, 2006

Let's hope

Kenya President Mwai Kibaki reports that the country will spend Sh880 billion (or approximately $11 billion U.S.) on upgrading shantytowns. But what is upgrading? "Improving accessibility to basic services such as shelter, water, education, health, security and income generating activities" can mean all sorts of things.

The Kibera upgrading has been talked about for years. I'd like to know specifically what Kibaki's government is doing. Let's hope its doing something constructive.

4 comments:

y said...

hey, do you have a preference where you want us to order so you get the best cut?

rn said...

hey y:

Thanks for asking. Buy it where it most pleases you. I get royalties based on the list price. So I get the same amount no matter where you buy the book, as long as you don't buy it used.

Richard Pithouse said...

Robert, excuse me using the comment tool to contact. I'm with the Durban shack dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, and will be in NYC next week. If possible I'd appreciate the opportunity to meet and talk. More on Abahlali at http://www.humanrights.uchicago.edu/workshopsSpring.shtml

Richard

Richard Pithouse said...

sorry, contact address is Pithouser@ukzn.ac.za

lots more about abahlali at Indy Media South Africa and http://www.ukzn.ac.za/ccs and some stuff at a site just being developed at http://www.abahlali.org