Why Africans prefer risking their lives going to Europe than stay at home.


Again, i heard the other day in the news how more than1700 Africans died attempting to reach Lampedusa and hence Europe. For most of us, we took the news with a pinch of salt especially when none of our relatives are involved. While Europe is doing everything to tackle this exodus, African governments are doing nothing to stop the flow.

Most of us think that the grass is always greener at the other side of the fence. But have you ever thought that you can water your own grass and make it as green or greener than the other side.

Malaysia and Singapore are good examples to emulate. They were in the same level of development like Africa in the 1960s. However, today, they are considered as “newly developed countries.” They found out a way to exploit their raw materials and make them bring them income. Nobody can talk of palm oil today without thinking of Malaysia.

I am amazed how Africans leave rich agricultural land back at home to go and work at farms abroad because according to them you make more money there. Why can Africans not use what they have to get what they need. The government can only create an enabling environment but it is the responsibility of African governments to create companies that would dominate the next century. It would not come from “AID” but by hard work. Lets all get to work!!!!!


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