People or Power

African leaders need to examine whether their policies are aimed at securing the future of her citizens, or securing their hold on power.
Governmental budgets are soon to be released, and the portion going to military spending seems to be increasing by the annum. To the person on the street without adequate medical care, or the one without sustenance because of poverty, a strong army means nothing. To one without employment as factory shells close by the dozen, or the vendors without customers since unemployment is rising, a larger police presence means very little. To the youth in school disenfranchised by structures only concerned with the issues of cisgender, able-bodied, heterosexual men of wealth, infrastructural development look like vanity projects.
Africa is alive with possibility, if adequate investment is made in the people, not just the people in power.


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