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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 10 2012: Hmm...
    #1 The world needs clean energy.
    #2 The world needs sunlight to provide the clean energy.
    #3 The world needs large uninhabited land mass with year round sunlight to power the clean energy.
    #4 Africa has uninhabited land mass with year round sunlight to power clean energy.
    #5 If Africans are working (such as maintaining renewable energy) then they would not require hand-outs and would receive mass global investment which would actually benefit Africa..

    If only there was some way...to just..*strains mind*...put these things together...
    • Jan 11 2012: Good stuff Xavier, as regards to energy, Africa and we Africans are totally to blame. We have all the resources but have not the mind set to harness these resources. Recently, i visited some one whose home is totally independent in terms of energy. He use bio gas (which is so easy to make here) and has never seen a power bill from energy suppliers. I was blown away. We have the sun all year through but less than 5% of the population use this to generate solar energy. We are totally to blame, not our colonial masters or even our past bad rulers and the donors. We need to strain our brains further and see the endless possibilities there are for us

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