Who will change Africa?
June 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
It is true that nobody will change Africa unless Africa changes itself. Colonialism tried to impose the culture of development which has turned not to be sustainable and in many ways many of us have even retreated. It is something one may not be able to imagine that after 50 years of independence, despite the rich nature endowed to us our people are still using the old stone age tools of farming.
A hand hoe is still a predominant tool amongst African peasants (who are 80% of the population). What are we doing as leaders? Our presidents are proud to traverse skies in presidential transcontinental jets attending international conventions and conferences while paying themselves billions of shs through allowances leaving behind people who are still struggling with a hand hoe. Presidential car yards with over 50 limousines consuming billions of shs sometime through fake maintenance costs charged fictitiously by fake garages. Shame on us! But again I say we deserve these leaders, they are our products. We have planted sour trees we shall reap sour fruits.
Imagine as a father/mother in your own family, will you afford to be eating meals at Sheraton while your family are barely surviving on starchy meals? What kind of a bogus father/mother will you be? But our presidents are doing the same. They will come back to us begging for our votes and we bring them back to power, they do it same way again and again. Einstein once said, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’. Or when he said, ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them’.
Who will save us?
The scarce commodities/things in Africa are not cars, nor computers no expatriates. We are short of leadership and it is unfortunate we can’t import this commodity.
Africa is simply in a leadership crisis and we are all part of it and as we go along it is becoming more obvious we will be pushed by these greedy leaders into even more desperation. Until then change will still be a farfetched dream to many of African countries. We can’t wait until we are pushed to this point, it is a time we work up Africans, and say only one word ‘NO’.