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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 9 2012: An excellent approach to empowering Africa (and beyond) coming up with solutions from the inside is the work that The Elders are doing. Look into it :-)

    " The group was initiated by Richard Branson and musician and human rights activist Peter Gabriel [...] to contribute their wisdom and independent leadership to address the world's toughest problems. Mandela announced the formation of this new group, The Elders, in a speech he delivered on the occasion of his 89th birthday.Archbishop Tutu serves as the chair of The Elders. The founding members of this group include nobel prizes Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Muhammad Yunus, Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan, Aung San Suu Kyi, and also Gra├ža Machel, Ela Bhatt, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Li Zhaoxing, Mary Robinson and Fernando Henrique Cardoso." (Wikipedia)

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