The futility of settling IMF dues

SO now that we have paid our dues to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where does that leave us?

While it is admirable to walk around “debt-free”, would that

money not have been better spent on fuel and other pressing needs?

I personally do not see how our paying the IMF has helped our situation. If it took us a rung up the ladder of international acceptability it would have been understandable.

Now, not only are we poorer, but we are still unacceptable to the outside world. All we have done is regained our “dignity” but may just starve to death while celebrating it.