The African dream seems to be nearing and the African economy will soon to be realized as a formidable force against world economies… “Excuse me, there is a slight problem; one has to wake up in order to turn a dream into reality. Are there any awake Africans working on economic progression?”
For the first time in my life I actually see people who are so convinced that our continent is soon to be regarded as a compatible world economic leader. We have somehow convinced ourselves that in a couple of decades from now the best economy in the world will be from an African country. It is all part of a dream that has filled minds of African leaders for a while. A question I posed today to a circle of friends was “we all seem to believe that in a couple of decades, Africa will be a force to be reckoned with economically. My question is what are we, the current generation, doing to ensure even a slight chance of that happening?”
For a country or a continent to have a powerful economy, they need to work at it for a number of years, plan the procedures to follow, enforce the procedures and ensure that they are followed with due diligence and the progress reviewed at every predetermined time frames. We are aware of the advantages handed to us by Mother Nature as we have the most fertile grounds to produce food on and every day we walk on top of billions of dollars’ worth of minerals buried in the ground. The most important factor is to mobilize our focus, energy, thoughts and skills to enhance the Africa agenda. We need to use our energies to fuel the train of thought that rightfully views our beloved continent a future global economic leader.
A friend made an example saying Africa is like a minibus that has stopped due to lack of fuel, we must all get off and push it to the filling station. Others are relaxing inside the minibus waiting for someone to just come fill it up where it stopped. This makes the minibus much more difficult to push as not all are pushing and others are actually adding on the dead weight. This is exactly what is happening today in Africa. Let us all take a stand and do our bit to get this continent to financial freedom. Self-Introspection: I am an African. I owe my being to the… am I working to create a better African shine that the norm?
Author : Jordache Khumalo
Position : Owner and CEO at Nofufi Projects
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