The Auditor-General’s report on the purchase of a swamp dozer to assist rice farming in the Nausori district is a perfect example of why an elected government will always make better decisions. The Swamp dozer, purchased in 2012 at a cost of $45,000, was supposed to be lent to farmers to help them prepare fields for rice farming. But farmers didn’t want the swamp dozer because it was too big, had no reverse gear and was hard to control in small fields where farmers wanted to plant. It ended up being parked at the Lakena Station for almost a year without being utilized because of mechanical problems. The Auditor said the Ministry of Agriculture should have conducted research first, but isn’t the real problem that the Government thought it knew best and didn’t have to listen to the people. Now we have an elected Parliament, Ministers will have to explain what happened.