Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kenyan Ministers Give It Up

In Kenya, elected government officials are turning in the keys to their Mercedes and replacing them with keys to cars that are more fuel-efficient. The finance minister, Uhuru Kenyatta, says Kenyan ministers driving a car with an engine capacity of more than 1,800 cc will have the car taken away if they don't voluntarily give it up. "No vehicle is exempt," he says, adding he has the support of the country's prime minister and president. Ministers will also be given a month fuel allowance. The money saved will be used to help people who have been displaced from their homes.

Good for Kenya. Let's hope this downsizing trend continues in other countries as well.

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