20 Oct 2021

 

Cultural Patterns Are Determine Of Prosperity

"Now, foreigners are getting rich in South Sudan and nationals are getting agitated in some ways and little do they know that even if the foreigners leave those properties to them, they will still not be beneficial to them..."

By Chol de Kwot

Knowledge, skills and appropriate cultural pattern determine the prosperity of the people

People's knowledge, skills and appropriate cultural pattern determine their economic prosperity. When Gen. Idi Amin expelled Asians from Uganda with the hope that his people will run those Asians industries well and benefit from them, he was mistaken because he didn't know that people's prosperity is determined by people's knowledge, skills and appropriate cultural pattern.

When Robert Mugabe confiscated white farmers farms in Zimbabwe and distributed them to his supporters using the Idi Amin style with the Indians and Pakistanis wealth in Uganda, the Zimbabwean economy collapsed.

Now, foreigners are getting rich in South Sudan and nationals are getting agitated in some ways and little do they know that even if the foreigners leave those properties to them, they will still not be beneficial to them like those assets left to Ugandans by Indians and Pakistanis in 1970s.

A culture that does not promote travel and acceptance of foreign nationals among their people does not attract new ways of doing things. Most African countries are in good land but they are not the world producers of food and agricultural products and related goods and services.

In Japan cities, you can leave your vehicle or bike on the street without locking it and you will still find it in good condition and at the same spot when you return, try that in any African city and you will miss your bike or vehicle in seconds.

The British built railways in Africa are still largely same railways being used today. Our own Aweil -Wau Railway section was laid by the British and we have never added anything in length or modernization since the British left.

Knowledge, skills and appropriate cultural pattern determine prosperity of the people. Africans governments should prioritize building knowledge, skills and appropriate cultural pattern among their people to achieve the needed economic prosperity on the continent.
 

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