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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 7 2012: many Africans in Africa have lost confidence in themselves and in their leaders.too traumatised by most of the liberators who have used violence to free & rule. I believe future generations are likely to inherit this.a revolution is possible but will take the guts of africans abroad.in the case of Zimbabwe, brain drain left a wound which could only be healed if we go back and resuscitate the economy and education. it is a shame that the same hand bringing aids is sometimes robbing us.tones of ivory for trucks of GMs.food aids could be a threat to our culture and resources.the people don't need to be given fish but rather need to be taught how to catch one.indigenization and a unique education curriculum could change africa.

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