Friday, 28 November 2014
Cabinet ministers should be individuals who are nationally the most qualified in their sector of command.
The advisers (ministers) to the president of a country should be chosen from the best equip to influence the ruling of a nation.
Having the most qualified advisers could be an election incentive.
To give examples:
A minister for mining (mineral resources):
should have the appropriate degrees and experience to run a mining operation.
He/she should definitely be one who had experience of working conditions below and above the surface.
He/She must have experience to compete on global and national platforms.
He/She should have a good understanding of the neutralization process of mining waste and what impact it has on the environment.
He/She should be able to do an objective environmental assessment and analysis before implementing new projects, and be able to pilot or find alternative solutions to public concerns. Too many leaders use job creation as the prime reason to push their projects.
He/she needs to be a good speaker and listener.
He/she needs the ability to evaluate the best course of action for the present, while having an understanding of the future human, financial and environmental impact of his decisions.
He/she needs to realize that Mining is primary an operation that should create prosperity for the country where it is mined.
Proceeds of a mining operation should alleviate poverty of the whole nation and not just a region.
He needs to understand that the raw products of mining are a national asset as well as a global commodity. We live on one earth, which we all should share.
The minister of health
should be a qualified professor of medicine and have previous experience of being a chief medical adviser at a hospital or medical institution, either practical or educational.
He/She should have experience of handling the needs of doctors, nurses and auxiliary workers in both private and state run medical facilities.
He/She should have qualifications/experience in psychology, communication, and the medical needs of the majority citizens and those of the poor and have some interest in addressing the medical needs of all citizens.
All cabinet ministers should also have a reasonable understanding of the law, mathematics and be able to do a statistical analysis, or run pilot programs in case of public concerns.
They should be good motivational and nation building speaker who can address and take responsibility for failures.
There should be a bridging course for leaders or company executives to enable them to acquire above skills as well as training in human resource management, communication and psychology.
All leaders should run their sectors so that it creates better human conditions.
We had our share of ministers, who can only rule by blaming someone or something else, take advice from incompetent dreamers, or push their product by playing on the sentiments of the public by promising job creation.
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