Thursday, 17 September 2015

Management of Land

Nilkawt is one of the fastest growing societies and economies in the world.  It is why all Nilkawtian citizens are expected to be excellent managers of land.  No-one in Nilkawt actually owns any land, except for the ethereal grand duchess herself on behalf of the Nilkawtian state.

Since 1982, all new farmers in Nilkawt have been required to attain suitable qualifications in the biological sciences, culinary history and the art of land management, in addition to extensive knowledge of local and global agricultural and food preferences.

The Nilkawtian counties have various types of soils, societies and culinary preferences themselves.  

Most of the land for farming has been purchased from various earlier owners while other parts have been inherited by the Nilkawtian state or presented to the head of state as gifts.   For example, a retiring farmer, known to his neighbours and his son as Pa Tait O'Sullivan, sold his farm to the former Nilkawtian head of state for a small fee in 1973, on condition that his son could work the farm until the middle of 2015, at which time the son would retire himself.  That has, fortunately, now occurred.

No children of Nilkawtians are permitted to enter Nilkawtian territory until they are deemed to be suitably mature.  This usually means that they are sent away to school and another forms of supervision even before they are born. 

There are no neonatal clinics, children's hospitals, kindergartens, obstetrics services, practicing midwives, primary schools, secondary schools or even universities in Nilkawt.  Persons with Nilkawtian citizenship are required to seek suitable family services elsewhere in the world.

Children of Nilkawtians have no rights at all in relation to Nilkawtian citizenship.  Many of them are unqualified to enter Nilkawtian territory until well after the age of fifty, if at all.  Fortunately for Nilkawtians, it is possible to apply for unpaid parental leave of up to thirty years duration.

Mr Groper Tait O'Sullivan, the former agriculture minister of Nilkawt, who is the son of the aforementioned Pa, was relatively young when he first entered Nilkawtian territory at the age of forty-one.  He is now eighty-seven.  He has always behaved as though he owned the land he farmed, hence it now needs a large amount of remediation.

The culinary aspects of land management in Nilkawt, and anywhere else in the world for that matter, have long been an interest of the former Nilkawtian minister for arts and sciences, Mr Rollo Polo, who was meant to complete a four-month international study tour of popular culinary preferences three weeks ago.  Mr Polo was scheduled to return to Nilkawt immediately upon finishing his investigations.  Unfortunately, he has been required to continue his studies in order to slim down sufficiently to fit down the aisle of a jumbo jet.

The former minister for lawnless order, Ms Lorna Lott, is still preventing anyone from tasting junk food within Nilkawtian territory for Constitutional  and constitutional reasons.  Ms Lott is now known as Judge Lott, having been recently appointed to the very full bench of the Hike Kawt Court of the Caught.

The Hike Kawt Court of the Caught handles all disputes concerning land and food, particularly during picnics.  Official picnics are usually also attended by the current Nilkawtian minister for health, defence and delightful environments, Lady Veri, who now has all responsibility for agricultural matters, amongst other things.

There has been great concern expressed in Nilkawt about the redevelopment of the old royal palace, and especially the large-scale construction in its former grounds.  The project has caused a great deal of controversy in the Nilkawtian media.