World’s best news; The European countries are stoping aid to Uganda.

5 Nov

I often see Foreign aid or (development assistance) as being too much, or wasted on corrupt recipient governments despite any good intentions from donor countries.  Because both the quantity and quality of aid have been poor and both donor and the receiver nations have not been held to account. I was very happy when I so this headline; Denmark stops aid to Uganda after fraud scandal.

 Five million Danish development assistance funds have disappeared into thin air in Uganda. The developing Minister Christian Friis Bach is now suspending Denmark’s support to the Uganda.

Denmark is now following Ireland, the UK and Sweden and is stopping development aid to Uganda. This is happening after the country’s National Audit Office has revealed fraud of millions of dollars that was meant for aid.

– We have immediately suspended all payments of aid to the Ugandan government. It happened after tough meetings with the country’s prime minister and finance minister, where we have required to get to the bottom of this matter, says Developing Minister Christian Friis Bach (R), calling the matter a ‘scandal’.

“When I speak about this matter, I always give this example, if you have a son living in other country and every year you send him money, to bullied him self a house, but each year you go and visit him, the house is as you left it last year, wouldn’t you ask him, where the money went, the money that was meant to build the house?

It’s the same situation with the European countries and African countries “ European countries have to begin asking questions about the aid they send to Africa , otherwise it seems a bit as if the european countries are sending money to African, so it appear that they have a moral, but basically they do not care what happens to the money once it is sent.

Aid is helpful but as a popular adage opines, it is better to teach a person to fish than to offer them fish. To truly help countries in Africa become successful and independent entities, more jobs have to be created. Families need to be able to survive without aid.

This talk was held for six years ago by a Nigerian woman Ngozi (Minister of Finance of Nigeria). This talk remains one of my greatest inspirations toward African renaissance.

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2 Responses to “World’s best news; The European countries are stoping aid to Uganda.”

  1. Collins Kekia Bakia November 8, 2012 at 08:02 #

    I congratulate Mrs Ngozi, not only for her passionate speech ( it was a genuine expression of her love for her country and Africa) but also on the audacity of her hope. Without hope we shall always lag behind and continue to blame others for our misfortune. Her She does not tell us that all is well with African Countries, but that there are opportunities, which if managed well will bring about the much needed change that Africa needs. In my opinion, she succeeded eloquently to dispel the myth that all is grim in Africa. This message should be taken seriously by Africans themselves, particularly the youths before the others. A journey of a thousand miles begin with a first step, and if that step is in the right direction, and if pursued with consistensy and diligence then only success can be the end result. To have achieved what she did in a difficult country like Nigeria in that space of time, and being a woman, is testimony of the fact that where there is a will there will be a way. I don’t expect practices and ways that have been learned for decades since indepedence to dissapear overnight. It is a difficult fight, but a fight that all of us must be engaged in if we want to move forward. Africa faces many challenges, today, and the road toward develpment is very steep and rocky but the first step is to change our perceptions from one of negativity in which there is no hope to one of hope. If we don’t believe in ourselves then how do we want others to believe in us. This is what i got from this speech. There is a positive breeze blowing through Africa today. It is not yet a mighty wind but it is there and we must strive to steer it in the right direction.

    • aafroscandic November 8, 2012 at 15:55 #

      Yes we can! We have to believe in us and in Africa, Africans have to do that, for the rising of Africa.

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