The same carter who pushed for China to have most favored nation status. A trusting soul.
Some would say useful idiot.
When Uganda got independence my old man had to change his job title to Deputy Big Cheese of his government department. Nothing else - still the same pay, responsibilities and work load. The Big Cheese was a barely literate, (in any language) placeman from the new President's own clan. He was on twice my dad's wage but had an immediate family of dozens to feed and buy mercs for. So within days the annual budget was blown and the descent into madness began. The country never stood a chance.
'Twas ever thus. When the cANCer took power here, the civil service and parliament expanded exponentially. MPs all got massive increases and the civil service, police and military proceeded to weed out honkies and replace them with supporters of the ANC regime on hugely inflated salaries.
The few honkies who managed to keep their jobs were pretty much doing three or four jobs to keep things afloat in the face of massive incompetence of the new hires, and quite often assistants to the Big Cheese were doing their jobs for them, while said Big Cheese hit the expense account hard with lunches and trips away from the office.
Working infrastructure went down the shitter when capable operators were sacked and replaced by the fruits of nepotism, cronyism and tribalism who had no clue and let things deteriorate to unrecoverable levels. New companies were set up to enrich cronies while keeping things working - Crony gets the maintenance contract for huge money and farms out the work to the white bloke who used to do it before at the same rate he always got, while crony pockets the 700% increase (for doing absolutely nothing) he charges the taxpayer. Due to the laws of the country being severely biased against the white bloke doing the work, he has precisely zero chance of getting the contract himself, so the taxpayer takes it up the arse again and the pilferati get richer.
All the above at hugely increased cost and a tiny fraction of the quality and efficiency of services formerly delivered, without even beginning to address the massive corruption and blatant theft that came with it.