POVERTY: A PERPETRATOR OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

The continent of Africa is particular for its natural riches and beauty but it is unfortunate, that it is viewed as the last of its kind because of its deficiency in the economy as well as the social sector. Many of its citizens live under horrible conditions with the most retarded educational systems and in the rottenness of its political jurisdiction.
A vivid evaluation of the riches of this magnificent continent will lead you to a wide discovery of mineral wealth, rich Tropical forest, and breathtaking sites for tourism and age long cultures that go a long way to preserve the dignity and integrity of its people.
A few individuals in the guise of political leaders have grabbed power and used it as their private goldmines. Leaders have remained in power for almost their entire lives, for the sake of the states funds that empties into their bank accounts. The educational system has been compromised and relegated at the level of general education, with little vocational and professionalism enforced. What kind of future therefore is in store for the African scholar?
It is disheartening sometimes to see eligible graduates roam about the streets without any job portfolio to boast. What does this speak of the African youth It sends a wrong message, which hampers his/her ability to excel out of Africa, thanks to the egocentric tendencies of political figures who have resorted bribery as a major requirement for employment. Intelligent folks have lost the opportunities to dish out their pie of knowledge to the public in exchange for few people who have assumed duties in areas where they are unqualified and incompetent. A chain of events that only aggravates the existing canker warm-Poverty, that plaques this exotic continent.
It is a disgrace, to sit down and watch, yet envies other nations like the USA and European states, which have implemented democracy to the latter and are now reaping its reward. Modern politics needs timeless values to save itself yet Africa have been beaten so badly physiologically that we don’t see ourselves as playing any role in leading this badly needed spiritual revolution.
The aim of the African story at www.rahzapost.com is not to criticize African continent or politicians but rather we try to change the narrative of how people should behave as there is African proverb which says “Charity begins at home “ so instead of us to complain about the government is not doing good we are here to tell everyone that we can start to change ourselves by not condemning anything but we try to better ourselves because we can only see the change we want when we become the change by ourselves.
So as from today tell yourself that “I will only be affected by the positive things people do and say.”

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