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  • Wednesday ,09 July 2014
العربية

Culture of donation and state building

Abram Makar

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Wednesday ,09 July 2014

Culture of donation and state building
Commenting on the announcement of president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to donate half of his salary and half of his heritage for Egypt, I said that this adds to the humanitarian part of  al-Sisi, but it doesn’t add to his office as improving the conditions of a country is never achieved by donations.
 
In Uruguay, Jose Mujica donated 90% of his salary to his country and opened the presidential palace before the homeless in the winter, but this alone couldn’t be of great help to his country. What really helped Uruguay was his new policies and projects of clean energy which made Uruguay at the top list of electricity producing countries. Consequently, he was able to get rid of unemployment and poverty rates in order to develop his country.
 
Ethics and patriotism of the Brazilian President de Silva were not alone capable of advancement of economy of Brazil and achieve social justice. Rather, he relied on wise advisers of economy and anti-poverty programs. He encouraged industries of aircraft, automotive, and food that added about 60 billion dollars to the balance sheet and drove more than 20 million Brazilians away from the poverty line. 
 
Japan could move from the lines of the defeated to lines of the greatest in only two decades, which was described by the American ambassador, Edwin Ohaor, in his book "the Japanese". They were able to develop by learning from other experiences, and advanced educational and cultural system.
 
Donating one’s salary for his country is but a great virtue, and receiving donations for the country is also great. Yet, we should learn that the only solution is to manage the state on several bases, most important institution-building, and the respect for the law, science and education. We have to walk in the footsteps of those who have succeeded before us.