Unfortunately, the problem in Africa is not the diagnosis, but the remedy.Many of the issues she identifies are well knownand do not really add to the intellectual depth– they are too obvious
Response: When explaining the situation to American readers, you wonna go as simple as possible..they know nothingabout Zambia…besides, my writing is not intellectual perspective..its a story shared…Vilapi. Checkout my bibliography,there is none there…deliberately. I was not counterattacking another’s thesis, I am preserving what was never written andcapturing what is about to disappear if we continue letting “Others” write for us. ata!
There’s very little discussion in the book about the failure of African leadership or what can be done from the ground upto ensure we have the politics that serves our children and mothers. Zindaba has not sufficiently demonstrated that sheunderstands that change must begin with Africans developing African solutions for Africa.
An intellectual renaissance iswhat is missing
not intellectual capability! Incidentally there’s also no mention on how the diaspora can…
Aid is to Africa is certainly important and all must continue agitating for better aid effectiveness, but the debate is moving on onto how Africans themselves should take advantage of the resources they have to make a difference. First, the approach to African development is western-centric
Chola, You are starting your argument with African Leadership developing African solutions for Africa….Iagree that it is US the African Leaders to develop solutions for Africa..totally…100%
My starting point though is not Africa,…
that’s the point of my book! “Silence the Silence” -Ending the silenceand “Rhodesia Revisited” the 23
chapters of my book - is my starting point!!
My Question: How Are You Going To Develop Africa When
till Rules You…
is not in your Favor!!!
Zambia- You don’t OWN your own Copper mines!! The only thing we got, they have claws over that!!
The ones mining your copper are the multinationals, expanding, greedy and are unstoppable! They are killing you, polluting the air you breath, contaminating the water you drink and the land- they have damaged copperbelt province andwill repeat in Solwezi!!
Africa- we are economically crippled!
And the African Leadership comprises Yes the Presidents and the cabinets etc,and also the Diaspora…intellectual think tanks of Zambia!
We are responsible for the future of our country
.That is the cry of my heart…
how can we the Diaspora sit and watch that happen…we know better
! We areaccountable!My Approach to African development is actually very sympathetic to our leaders; I see how their hands are tied.What we need is Partnerships, Win-Win Situation with the western multinationals that govern our economy- is what Iadvocate
:Redesign, Reengineer the processes, Rethink, Remap, Revise, and Restructure the whole existing
economic structure of Zambia.May we benefit from the rising global demands of copper ore..it’s our ORE people…weneed to have a ‘say so’ in the matter!
Start there and Be Not Afraid. God is with us!.
The other issue is that the Talakata proposal for getting traditional leaders involved in development is inadequate, and perhaps not fully thought through. Zindaba rightly notes that traditional leaders “have vision and a sense of ownership,[but] too often lack the tools, expertise, and resources to accomplish these objectives”.