Monday, June 06, 2005

AID, LOAN OR DEBT?

I shudder at the very mention of the word, AID or LOAN.
If one is running a business, tell me, is it not prudent to first see how you can cut losses and see how you can spend wiser before accepting any form of loan or the famous word -AID!!?

There must be something really really wrong with our so called leaders.. I mean really really wrong... is Chinua Achebe right? is the African corrupt through and through!!
I want to think am not, but don't you think there is something wrong with this scenario: : All our leaders live up the lavish lifestyles, drive the lavish cars and their constituents can hardly make bread-let alone afford the simplest form of transportation-a bicyle.....

Why are we so keen to follow the western model of "modernization' why cant we decide for ourselves what comes first?
I used to think it was education or the lack of it, now am convinced that its more than that.. its the person and character.. that, no education can shape or mold.. if you don't understand that leading is serving then you just wont understand....
Ghandi was right all along: if you cant lead by example then you cant lead at all.

What do you guys think?

Chanuka