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Gerald Kirangama

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Africa does not need any more aid to develop, it needs moral support and guidance to harness her resources to develop

Since the days of colonialism, western countries have always had an obligation to support former colonial territories in term of development. Colonial governments set up social, political and economic structures.
However, after independence, we were not trained how to manage and develop the resources we had.
They have injected billions of dollars funding various development projects. Irrespective of all this, African counties especially sub- saran Africa, has gotten even worse. Corruption and mismanagement of public funds, assets and resources is becoming the order of the day.
The reason for this is partly because we are just given resources whose value we do not know because we do not work for them. Recently, the US ambassador to Uganda said they would massively cut on direct budgetary support to the country in order to look at financial crisis back home. As humans, we mostly look after what we value, and we mostly value what we work hard for.
And i totally agree. What do you say about this?

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  • Jan 3 2012: I hate to agree but you are right Rhona, role of women is tremendous in world wide. Many ladies have even excelled in many areas better than me. It was so sad that back in the days women were only looked as children producing machines.
    Education system needs a total overhaul especially of Africans who had need to tailor-make the system to cope up with the ever growing world to suite our challenges. If given the capacity, i would incorporate more creative elements, subjects and value it more. Like Sir.Ken argued, the current education system is killing creativity yet world over, creativity is literally driving every thing.

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