Author; Ruchius Filbert
Some economists argued that apart from political and social reasons like corruption metastasizing in different countries and social violence, poverty scar is also is also aggravated by detrimental geography that negatively impacts on economy but surprisingly even in oil rich countries still their resource are exploited by others countries who seriously find a way to not paying back much-needed taxes hence specialist account that uneven distribution of resources between regions, countries and within local population contribute to poverty among African countries leading to low GDP per capita across African countries. Better yet, some Africa countries are now emerging as real economic power competitors thanks to better leadership and deals with foreign investors to build infrastructures. Poverty, the plague of a continent should be fought against; to change the live of people, especially the poorest of the poor and set free from this enemy of lasting peace and disability.
To where there is no vision, people perish. We need leaders with visions, innovations and self-determination with strategic plan of making transformations over our abundance of natural resources for the betterment of Africa future. Martin Luther King said “the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”, let stop blaming over colonialism legacy as real answer of impoverished African economic growth rather focus on building Africa prosperity.
Activists believe that Africa is not poor. Africa is a rich continent inhabited by poor people. Once we fix the people problem, everything else will fall into place. Africans should dispense positive self-perception and self- image to win a battle over hate and racism Africans face all over the world. African countries should create room for recruiting endogenous system of identifying, training, and coaching its future leaders. The main issue about Africa leadership is not the quality of its individuals but the quality of group of individuals who can work together and achieve the nation vision.
Youth are fabric of the society to which we should not have to tear it rather we should have to empower it to participate actively in political decision making for benefit of nation prosperity in near future. Youth are hope of a nation destiny; we have responsibility of building a platform of youth to get involved in issues that affect them especially politics. Youth themselves they have to change their mindset and feel they have the capacity to make a difference able to connect with others in order to tackle the issues effectively.
Political leadership to be effective need a person who can create an inspiring vision of the future, able to motivate and inspires people to engage with that vision, can deliver accordingly that vision and also can build the good team which is more focused and effective enough to achieve the targeted vision.