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Nnaemeka Victor asked 4 months ago

Are Young and Vibrant People the Solution to the Governmental and Economic Problems in Africa?

In the present and time past the aged people has always occupied the seat of power in several African countries and till date there haven’t been any meaningful progress rather the economic woes have worsened. What’s your view?

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Eli Davis Keinamura answered 4 months ago

African problems cannot be solved by  young and vibrant people,many African leaders have become presidents at their thirties and forties,but nothing you can see in their home countries as models,in Africa we need great prayers because even countries in Africa which have never experienced any war since 1960 to present eg Zambia,Malawi and Ghana,when compared to Asian tigers of Taiwan,Singapore,S Korea and Thailand, you clearly get a different picture

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David Matlala answered 3 months ago

Young and vibrant people are needed in tackling  Africa’s governmental and economic problems. They are just part of the solution needed to bring about change. In fact, Birembero is right about some of the presidents we already have on the continent. Museveni was 42 years old when he came into power in 1986; Paul Kagame 43 when he became president in 2000.
Africans need to break the colonial links that still serve the former colonial powers rather than their own countries. If there are still ties, then they must be for the benefit of the African country. Corruption check and the rule of law must also be seen to be taking place.
 

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Male answered 3 months ago

Africa needs young and vibrant people to move her economy forward.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 3 months ago

Youth generation is the most promising solution to any problems that countries face, not only in Africa but also in every other country in the world.

But the problem is not whether young people are the solution or not. But has the previous generation (the current government) prepared the young people to have the ability and a strong personality to face the problem? Suppose the previous government has invested much in young people to strengthen their personality, sharpen their knowledge, and advance their skills. In that case, young people will be the very solution to every problem a particular country is currently facing.

And this is what my government (Indonesia) is currently doing. They invested heavily in the young generation. A lot of structural changes have been carried out to facilitate the advancement of young people in Indonesia. The government also prepared them for new employment in the Data Technology Era. I am eager to see what my country and young people will be like in the next decade.

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I think that Africa also has a similar demographic structure to Indonesia. The median age of the African population is very young, 19.7 years. They need to maximize this abundance and potential young human resources. And this investment will surely pay off shortly.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 months ago

Of course Africa need Young and vibrant people to move the economy and develop the continent. In addition they must be patriotics,engaged ; neutral and responsible.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 3 months ago

From the question I have asked before here, there are several members of the Luckscout club who come from Africa. They are good and positive people. If more of the African youth are like them, the Africa is certainly have a solid foundation in their society.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 3 months ago

I guess this should be the case, our old and dictatorial leaders have ruined the economies of states in Africa especially. Look at my country Uganda for instance, these old and self buying leaders have ruined everything here.

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Gareth White answered 3 months ago

Africa needs a government that are fairly elected. People who are interested in making the country a success. Putting the hundred of millions of £’s into the right areas. Educate the people and provide the basic human necessities such as homes, food and clothes. Rollout free contraception to help get the population under control. Some of the people involved do need to be young and motivated but also experience from the older generations is key to prevent the same mistakes happening.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 3 months ago

No,because we have so many of them who is already in government yet the are making any change from the old papa’s in there. Take for example, Bankole who was the speaker of house of assembly for 8years and nothing to show.

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Nnaemeka Victor answered 3 months ago

There have been talks clamouring for youths to take over power from the aged people. Some folks feel the remedy to Africa’s governmental and economic woes lies on the hands of the youth.
Personally, this is half true. Africa needs young people with positive mindset to make Africa the best continent in the world.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 months ago

It is clear that Africa need Young and vibrant people the develop their countries and our continent, they must have positive mindset, well educated,and have the will to develop the country by applying good governance. They must be surrounded with experienced people in order to guide and advise them.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 3 months ago

Like I said before, Young or old is not the problem of African economic and developmental backwardness. Take for example, in Nigeria we have had presidential leaders who ruled Nigeria in their early age of 30’s. These young men batardize the Nigerian nation. I don’t wish to see young men attend to leadership positions in Nigeria

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Gareth White answered 3 months ago

Until the corruption is stamped out you are going to get the same issues. Neither young or old can sort that out independently.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 3 months ago

They can be the solution but they need to be natured well. Many young people are over ambitious and too greedy. If this happens, it might not be the solution for the problem.

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Nnaemeka Victor answered 3 months ago

SOME AFRICAN YOUTHS COULD BE WORSE THAN THEIR FATHERS.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 3 months ago

They are not problem of economic development in Africa.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 months ago

Yes,young and vibrant people are the solution for Africa.but they have to take their responsibility by holding powerful organisation, institutions and group. Their are an abundance of Young African leaders but no seat at the table. They have already seen exposed to some form of selective leadership initiave, so the challenge now is to tap into these pools of young leaders.
Current officials should be willing to cede important tasks to young
Further, the young need to have more places in presidencies, councils of ministers, parliaments,nationals commitees and civil society.
Young should be fully vested with effective and executive responsabilities ..

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