| After reading with keen interested the discussion, I want to say that we as Africans are still behaving like kids and pretend to be grown-ups.
We always want everything to be done for us which is why we always suffer. What I mean is everyone is waiting for either the government or a non-governmental organization to take a move for us. We never want to do something for ourselves.
We find people deliberately sitting at home and not working but once they are married and have given birth to 3 or 4 kids, then they start complaining of poverty and suffering. It’s not about being a man or a father, but it is about responsibility. We should always try to be responsible for everything we do before we can push blame on people as the cause of our problems.
We always talk about the Western World cheating us, but forgetting that our forefathers gave in to them and made all this happen. Africans as a people are a great nation. We have all the mineral resources here, all the man power etc., but people don’t want to put their expertise into work to achieve something. So if someone comes from the western world and thinks that "oh these people are wasting their resources, I guess I have to get something out of it before they come to their senses then it becomes a problem."
Please my people let wake up, concentrate on our continent, and stop running away from our responsibilities because no matter how far we run, our responsibilities still awaits us. In the Aqua world, it is always said that no matter how far the tilapia goes it would one day come back to the ocean or seas it was born.
We should start by putting our expertise to work in one way or the other. Let us put love and togetherness between ourselves. Let every African be proud of his country and start doing something about the situation in his or her vicinity. It does not matter how small you start but someday when you make it you would always have people to be by you and also get inspiration from you.
There is saying that "when a man is falling, he does not look at where he is falling to but he looks at who pushed him" and this is the exact attitude we are all showing since we all forward blame of the colonial masters for our misfortunes. But its high time we stop looking at who pushed us but where we are falling to and defend ourselves from falling.
If everyone develops a break through attitude we can all gain individual independence in our various fields and then come together as a group and enjoy real and true independence we can celebrate.
Whatever you have your hands on as a job, do it diligently and sincerely and sooner than later you become a master in your own small way and that is just the beginning. Then you notice that shifting blame is not the solution, but making the first move is the solution.
There is nothing that is impossible and nature does not care who is mixing the recipe but natures cares about how you mixed it, whether it was right or not. And if it’s right then you get the meal if not you get something different.
Let’s start small and we would end great.
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