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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 11 2012: its true that Africais so enriched with resources but it is also true that parents teach a child only to walk and then thereafter the child has to complete his journey by himself and same applies in case if Africa. Africa need guidnce and if they will look for aid to develop then again other nations will exploit their resources and they will be left nothing. So its high time for Africa to stand and star putting steps by themselves inspite of taking others help.
    • Jan 11 2012: Yes, Africa needs to stand up on their own. We have to take responsibility for our countries and stop blaming the west for our problems.

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