THE shadows are lengthening on 2020 and a tumultuous decade is about to come to an end. It is time to reflect on the past and hope and plan for a better future.
The last 10 years have been marred by some extremely unfortunate challenges. We have been witnesses to corruption scandals of epic proportions. Several institutions established to assist the poor and the marginalized are struggling to survive because the elite who were anointed with the power to guard them misused the trust to plunder them.
What is distressing is that the check and balance institutions and mechanisms to prevent and punish crime and abuse of power failed to enforce the law against the rich and the powerful. The ideal of equality before the law is in serious jeopardy.
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