Budget bling

With Tanzania’s parliamentary budget session in progress at the moment, Mwananchi newspaper’s resident cartoonist, Masoud Kipanya, has found a new theme – budget bling. I think it’s a powerful one, and judging by the number of times these have appeared in my twitter feed and facebook timeline, I’m not alone.

(For non Swahili-speakers, “serikali” means government.)

Hello, yes, donors, yes. As usual, my budget has dropped.

Hello, yes, donors, yes, as usual, my budget has dropped.

This money won't even buy fish heads. Use your brain, my wife.

This money won’t even buy fish heads. Use your brain, my wife.

Keep pinching this fool (says parliamentary committee to government)

Keep pinching this fool (says parliamentary committee to government)

And finally, my favourite:

Teachers on strike, they haven't been paid. Can he hear me?

Our teachers are on strike, they haven’t been paid. Can he hear me?

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