Why Africa Must Learn From Asia
Asia is one continent today that is developing in spite of its many problems which has hindered its growth and development in the past. Africa is equally another region of the world that must wake up from its slumber to be able to achieve the best for its people.
The level at which growth and development is taking place in the continent of Asia today is not only awesome but supersonic. This is a continent which few years back can hardly cater for its growing population especially that of China. But today, Asia poses a serious challenge to other continents as it is now taking technology to another level.
This great turn around of the ‘Asian Tigers’ as they now called is not in anyway an element of magic but a great determination of prepared leadership imbued with wisdom of change. That is why today, Asian technology is one of the best in the world and Asians are not leaving any stone unturned to further improve on this. Although, Asia just like any other continent has its own problems but certainly some of its leaders are leaving up to the expectations of the people who have reposed so much confidence in them.
Even with its limitations, the Asian dream of becoming the world best is still on course. In years to come other continents in the world would be marvel by the supersonic growth and development that will be coming from this continent.
Findings have revealed that the Asian example is that of a prepared leadership that knows its onions. Most Asian products today are making their ways into the African market and this has boasted the economic activities of the two continents. Unfortunately, as Asia continues to develop, Africa on the other hand is suffering from retrogression because majority of the leaders abound in the continent are guilty of unpreparedness. From Nigeria to Ghana, Libya, Sudan, Cameroon, Mozambique, South-Africa and others; the major problem is that of leaders that are capable implementing policies and programmes that would aid prompt turn-around of the continent.
Although, some of these African leaders are even better than one another -the truth however is that none of them has set a pacesetting standard needed for the overall development of the continent. Africa has become a continent with all manners of negativities. In recent time, Africa’s reputation rather than improving is seriously suffering great decline because its leaders have refused to exhibit the traits of prepared leadership.
The growth and development of any nation or continent depend on the kinds of leaders abound in such nation. In as much as the preparedness of such leader determines the performance expected of such; there are indices to which a prepared leader should exhibit. Although, the very concept of leadership goes beyond an informative piece like this, but there are certain irreducible and universally acceptable standards expected of a leader. Committed leaders are simply competent to execute the duties and responsibilities assigned to them by virtue of their offices and positions.
Consequently, a good leader must be imbued with real leadership qualities and be the one who will always listen and proper solutions to the yearnings and aspirations of the people. A true leader must not run away from challenges and must bring about positive changes to the people and the society at large.
The absence of true and prepared leaders in most African countries today is one of the major problems affecting the growth and development of the continent. A continent so richly blessed is nowhere to be found in the schemes of things in the world today. Unpreparedness on the part of some African leaders is now taking its toll on the entire continent. Today, poverty, unemployment and poor infrastructural facilities are the greatest problems bedeviling it.
Africa’s problems may persist if the issue of leadership is not properly addressed by all and sundry. However, to make any reasonable impact in the world, Africa’s leaders must come out to take up the huge responsibilities of making growth and development cardinal objectives of their government.