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IS OBAMA JUSTIFIED IN HIS SPEECH ON CORRUPTION IN AFRICA?

14 Jul

Barack Obama delivered his first speech in sub-Saharan Africa as US President, stressing Africa’s importance for the world, the vital role of governance and the challenges of conflict and corruption.Saying that repression takes many forms, and too many nations are plagued by problems that condemn their people to poverty. No country is going to create wealth if its leaders exploit the economy to enrich themselves, or police can be bought off by drug traffickers… No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery. That is not democracy, that is tyranny, and now is the time for it to end. … Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.But we all know that corruption leads to so many things like diseases eg Cholera in Kenya due to poor sanitation,poor roads just because someone has mis-used the money….What can we do people?obamaaaa

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Posted by on July 14, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “IS OBAMA JUSTIFIED IN HIS SPEECH ON CORRUPTION IN AFRICA?

  1. dan

    July 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Former Kenya’s President Moi has told Kenyans not to rely on foreigners to solve their problems. Moi criticised the obsession displayed by Kenyans during the recent tour of Ghana by US President Barrack Obama.

    He said Kenyans should not deceive themselves that an outsider would be the cure for their troubles. “You think an outsider will come and uplift your lives or save you from your problems? That is backward thinking,” he said.

    Moi said some people were keenly following Obama’s utterances thinking it would change their lives. “Rais wa America akija Ghana watu wanauliza amesema nini? Unafikiri atakuja kuangalia vile mnavyokaa? (The US President goes to Ghana and everyone wants to know what he said. You think he will come here to check the way you live?)” the former President asked.

    He was speaking in reference to Obama’s first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as the US President.Relying on foreigners In his address in Ghana, Obama criticised Kenya, which is his father’s homeland. Moi said solutions to most problems facing Africans could be found locally.

    The former President said Kenyans should look up to God and use their knowledge to uplift their lives instead of relying on foreigners. Moi said he was concerned that leaders were among those whining about problems facing the country.

    “Ghana which you are talking about has discovered oil or you heard not heard about it?” he asked.

     
  2. Wachira

    July 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Yes Obama is right. We must stop the culture of corruption and this begins with me saying no and acting it. Our leaders currently belong to Hague and lets choose the right leaders in future elections. People who will build institutions that work and sustain development.

     
  3. chemos

    July 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    It is sad that Obama has to come all the way from America to remind us that we need good governance which eventually leads to better life for all. Rule of law in most African countries including Kenya is not adhered to. This breeds corruption. We must stand against this!!!!

     
  4. hassan

    July 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    On point…we need a new crop of leaders who have their constituents best interests at heart..The work being done by Mars and TI..is quite commendable..These bunch of leaders that we have are seriously from the old way of thinkin thought processes..

     
  5. anitah

    July 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Tough love from a brother -He urged Africans to stop laying the blame elsewhere and to take control of their own destiny.He encouraged us the younger generation to catch the “Yes We Can” fever that had assisted his own rise to the White House. When Mwai Kibaki was announced the winner of the 2007 election, the head of the government-appointed electoral commission, Kivuiti, admitted that he did not know for sure if Mr Kibaki had won.We need strong institutions (electrol commission)which are certainly lacking in Barack Obama’s African home – Kenya. IT’S AWAKE UP CALL MAN!!!!!!

     
  6. Ray

    July 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    For a long time we have laid blame on all and sundry and exempted ourselves from our core responsibility of handling our affairs the right way and building a Kenya for the future. Since we are all so consumed in our dirty affairs, corruption fueled by politicians leading, it helps to get a jolt from a person like Obama who has made it and whose country’s systems are seen to be working. But will we ever wake up and stop blaming colonialists and other people for our troubles?

     

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