My View What has caused Africa to have the marginal success we now observe has been in improved political leadership and improved macroeconomic management across the continent since after 1999. The evidence of this has been in a faster average economic growth rate, with low inflation in subsaharan Africa since 2000, compared to the two lost decades of the 1980s and 1990s. Even so, a lot more work by African leaders is needed for Africa to rise with jobs. To do this we must first recognize that jobs are created in communities, big and small, as a nation is a network of big and small communities. How we manage our communities will determine how we develop our nations. We need a leadership for the Africa we want. That leadership must understand what it takes to develop community economic solutions needed for national economic competitiveness. How we create jobs, maintain security and provide a higher quality of life is what is needed in Nigeria and across Africa immediately. To do this successfully would require a leadership that understands how to drive the economy from the community level up. This means the leadership will have to know howl to provide community solutions, using the latest ICT approaches for engaging industrial processes. In summary, community economic solutions require a policy design that involves a nation-wide effort to develop community leadership, entrepreneurship and other job skills and technologies for a significantly faster pace of national economic growth and development. For the Africa we want, we need leaders that understand this. I am Magnus Kpakol, and that's my view.
Posted: Jun 29th, 2015 @ 10:16:41 AM