Friday, March 26, 2010

(USAID) Money can't buy you love

"This year, USAID plans to spend 153 million dollars on infrastructure projects in the West Bank alone. That includes the construction of up 180 kilometres of roads. It's a considerable jump from the 65 million the agency spent on similar projects in 2009."
But the numbers are not adding up right for ordinary Palestinians. The smooth ride hasn't managed to sooth people's perceptions of the country that paid for it.

One driver told me all this money and all these projects are driven by a political agenda. "They want to distract us with roads until our country is gone" he said…
Nour Odeh-Al Jazeera

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