I believe I am one person who is very passionate about the development of Africa and its people. And more than anything else I believe that the key to any kind of development is love and unity of purpose.
I dream of an Africa without war, poverty or xenophobia.
I dream of an Africa united and free.
However, looking at what we have become as a people, its hard to imagine us ever getting out of this rut we are stuck in..
It seems we have become everything we hated about colonialists and slave masters. We have become selfish, greedy, corrupt and darn right evil.
Where is the love??
“If you have a candle, the light won’t glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.”
And to prove it, here is a little story:
There once was a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked. “Why sir,” said the farmer, “didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”
We lose nothing by accomodating each other in our nation and homes. We are all neighbours, citizens of Mother Africa.
If one African nation prospers then the whole of Africa stands a fighting chance to prosper, if only we are willing to share and prosper together!
Africa for Africans, living and working together….that’s My African Dream