As a doctrine of capitalism covers the almost whole world, I thought everything is to likely be to make some money. Not only in developed country, also you can see it in Africa in where majority of countries are in poor and attempt to develop through foreigner financial aids in corrupted governance. In Mozambique, as is other countries are, receiving financial aid from IFM and WB. And now plagued by numerous hidden debt of previous government.
So far passed 10 months and already have seen so many old imported foreign cars in Maputo and Nampula, as if I were living in Japan. Not in a joke, Almost every car passes in front of you is Japanese. A friend of mine worked for car exporting company and once he said Mozambique is one of the biggest market in Africa, because car runs right-side as Japan does. Found a chart of number of imported vehicle from Japan rockets up from 2010 to 2014 almost five times. Firstly I thought the big market means, “big money” that’s how they earn from Mozambique and as they do in Japan. My mind was biased by meaning of capitalism that is Making money means taking money from someone and dividing people. However, a colleague from my work place in Mozambique says, selling Japanese old car is technically saving or helping our life very much, as he honked irritatingly to a motor taxi. Why? Yes, obviously there are plenty of options which car we buy but if we choose one with low quality, we eventually buy other car soon. On the other hand, a car from Japan won’t require. I have traveled with this over 10 years and still run with no problem. So even they earn some money, bringing Japanese car helps life of us.
There is not only one way to help people who needs to help choose what you think it’s better. Truly say it is a right decision if you you believe.