Western countries or the U.S. have donated billions of dollars to sub-Saharan Africa over the years, yet the crisis in that region has not improved!
Africa will not change until Africans decide to change! We have to organize and demand better living conditions from our respective governments.
Most sub-Saharan Africans living near or below the poverty line cannot afford to pay for medical care.
But what's the point to receive billions of dollars aid when we still have various form of corruption undermining all the population hard work!
Without good governance and a functioning legal system, aid to Africa is simply lost to corruption! We, Africans, have to fight against the quiet corruption which takes form under bribes and kickbacks to public official.
Teachers must disseminate information and sensitize the students on the negative effects of corruption. Most of our Africans students have already witnessed a situation where they saw adults (parents, family members...) in a corruptive situation.
Corruption undermines Africa! We must not fail in the fight against corruption.
We have a beautiful country! the birthplace of the human race, lands of spectacular natural beauties, huge deposits of raw material, the cultural motherland of the global African diaspora...to name a few...
But look what is happening to our continent!! Corruption everywhere! Africans steeling from their government treasuries...electricity, water, telecommunications, social infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, roads,...are hardly disrupted! Well, we have to blame people who commit corruption, we have to arrest them, we have to judge them!
Corruption, indeed, is a feature of every society but African corruption is greater than Western corruption. We all agree that there is much more corruption in poor countries than in rich countries.
Therefore, we must enact political and economic reforms otherwise there is little that aid can accomplish. Aid rarely reach the population!! We should focus on policies to promote growth and we should try to find a way to stop corruption.
Corruption robs the life of poor people and deprives millions of Africans of access to good quality service and of the opportunity to earn a decent living.
Gandhi said, we must become the change we want to see in the world...we need to be the change we wish to see in Africa!