We have two kinds of people in Africa, those who can’t make a living regardless of how much they put in, and those with lavish lifestyle and privileges regardless of how little they contribute.
If you live in Africa or know some African people, make a list of 10 people you know or have heard about who have a “good life” and social privileges. You’ll quickly find out that 90% those who have a good life are people who work for the “white” or with the “white”. They serve foreign-owned or controlled companies, organizations or foreign NGOs in Africa. They have big houses, nice cars, home servants, and enjoy high social status and privileges.
I call those the “Rich subalterns” or the “Selected subalterns”. (“White” in Africa is used for “European”, “Chinese”, “Lebanese”, “American”, etc. In the context of this article it could be easily replaced by “foreigners”.)
What is the problem?
The problem is that you can’t develop a country where the majority of people who have the potential to become leaders are raised to be “good subalterns” to be successful.
We need to change our mind sets on how we look at what happens in our everyday lives, We Are What We Are because of What We do.
Credit: siliconafrica.com Africa Top 10 Problems: Not the ones You were thinking about!