The international community should stop the double standards. What do they normally do when an African country starts speeding its development? They normally concoct something to destabilise the rate of development.
Take an example of our country Rwanda: it has an ambitious plan of developing all sectors of the economy, and its people equitably. But in the process of moving from one step to another, the international community simply comes in, with accusations that the country has forces in DR Congo, that it’s training the M23 and child soldiers to join M23. All these allegations are intended to put the country off balance. This is done simply to destabilise and retard the rate of development.
Why can’t the international community give breathing space and let model developing countries implement their growth plans? If it could allow this, for sure that imbalance could not be seen at the rate the World Bank is stating.
But again, once stabilisation is enjoyed and the development is progressing very well in Africa, dependence becomes almost zero; peace, security and stability become the order of the day – definitely the colonial masters will have no say and would have nothing to plunder.
Would they allow this? That’s the big question.
Abby, Kigali, Rwanda
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