The King’s Diaries by Neema Kwamamlaka
Before I strategize on how to deal with the post-election rigmarole, let’s start with a list of what I want to achieve this year:
- 1. Stay in power
- 2. Become richer
- 3. Become an historical figure, admired by its people.
But traders from the Empire of the East have a powerful ally in their government. I do not want to upset our relations just when we are getting along so well. There must be other ways to reward the shop keepers. What, for instance, if the city’s’ infrastructure is improved by building some flyovers? At present the city seems perpetually stuck in a traffic jam. I should be able to sell this idea to the shop owners and create opportunities to make money on the side at the same time! Moreover, if I tell the city authorities to initially put more pressure on the traders and to almost make their business impossible, maybe I could come to their rescue by agreeing with the Empire of the East to make an end to the harassment of their traders in exchange for the flyovers! Sounds like a plan.
Hurray for myself.
20 January 2011