Twaklinomical members of The Most Reasonable Company of Simplifiers are continuing to simplify Nilkawtian state enterprises. This is reflected in the currently very well balanced government budget.
Nilkawt has long had an excellent economy. To ensure it remains that way, tender processes
have been considerably improved over the past few months. This has
been achieved through the collaborative efforts of The Most Reasonable Company of Simplifiers and the Twaklinton Academy of Science, Technology and Engineering.
Robots known as automatons are now employed in the provision of
factual information through this embassy at all hours of the day and
night, on every day of the year. There is, therefore, no longer a need
for the grand closing ceremonies and grand opening ceremonies. Nor is
there any longer any necessity to employ rude, lazy and ill-informed reception
Automatons are also employed in other
government facilities where people mainly go in search of advice and
assistance. Factual information is most easily and reliably supplied by
relatively infallible machines.
In view of this, the
Nilkawtians themselves now have a much more efficient economy, and no
worries about taking time off for public holidays, weekends, early
morning walks in the countryside, health appointments, lunchtime picnics in the parks, birthday parties and
leisurely evening promenades.
The use of robots and
foreigners for menial tasks and repetitive intellectual work has meant
that the Nilkawtians themselves can spend their time much more
creatively. They improve their dwellings and communities. They spend
time gardening and cooking. They develop their skills as arts
practitioners. They become knowledgeable about many aspects of life.
Unfortunately, automatons and other robots and machines are constitutionally unable to become Nilkawtian government ministers. Fortunately, nor are foreigners.
Last Friday was election day. The names of the new government ministers were revealed that evening to the assembled dignitaries in the Thrown Room of Palazzo Twaklinilkawt in Twaklinton. When the results became known, there were concerns that the voting machine had been hacked. Senior staff members of the Twaklinton Academy of Science, Technology and Engineering have spent all weekend investigating the matter.
The latest news is that the trustees of the Twaklinomatical College of Mathematical Automation have been called in to offer assistance. The trustees have a duty to improve Nlikawt into perpetuity through the compassionate use of equations.