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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 a times we have seen that throwing financial resources at a problem is NOT the solution. What Africa needs is to develop its human resource capacity to not only manage the financial resources that it gets but also it's natural resources that it has for the betterment of All Africans. In addition and before we introduce new interventions we need the leaders in Africa to engage more, commit more, and create open policies that will foster entrepreneurs and open trade amongst African countries to harness the true potential of AFRICA.
    • Jan 7 2012: Wonderful discussion, but we still havent yet answered the million dollar question. Yeah all of what you saying Africa needs to develop BUT, what practical steps can an individual whether African or not can do to bring this dream to reality. Actions speak louder than words

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