The Need for More Accountability in Africa

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The Need for More Accountability in Africa
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
In Africa accountability is a dirty word. Until accountability becomes a part of societal behavior, it will remain the dark continent.
To avoid being accountable is an essential precursor to success in Africa, particularly in politics. Every negative event, or occasion, is blamed on "colonialism", the "previous regime", foreign powers, or some such historical evil that is immune and impossible to hold to account. Current political leadership in Africa, in general, is self-serving, venal, selfish and limits their country's potential for growth and development.
The 21st century has been dubbed the "African century" but, for this to become reality, it is necessary that a group of true leaders is found who place the needs of their people before their own and truly serve their countries. Without such a group, Africa will continue to be the "dark continent", dependent on foreign aid for funding its development, and with an ever-widening gap between the "haves" and the "have nots".<...Sign up

Missing Accountability in Africa
Worknesh, Business Consultant, Ethiopia, Member
I absolutely agree with the comment above. We African's should get over with our numerous scapegoats for our brutal selfish acts causing disorder in o...Sign up

Avoiding Accountability in Africa
inekwe murumba, Accountant, Nigeria, Member
It is a fact. The worse aspect of the development is that if you stand up for accountability, you are labeled the odd one. You are given all sort of n...Sign up

Why Accountability is Avoided in Africa
Regis Nyere, Financial Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
You hit the nail on the head, Andrew. The political superstructure in most African countries does not support economic systems modelled along European...Sign up

Need for Corporate Accountability in Nigeria
Alade Olayinka Olajumoke, Consultant, Nigeria, Member
Its due to shady deals, self interest and misconduct that makes people run away from accountability. There will be drastic progress and development in...Sign up

Accountability Challenges in Africa
Regis Nyere, Financial Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
While I think that media should project a positive image of our dear continent, I do not think that it would also be fair to sweep under the carpet th...Sign up

Accountability as a Tool for Trade
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
@Regis Nyere: Thank you Regis for your commentary. Without accountability, trade becomes difficult as the recipient...Sign up

Accountability in Africa is Improving Through the People
Hamad Al Sadd Al Ali, Student (MBA), United Arab Emirates, Member
Dear @Regis Nyere: Think of it, some level of accountability is still provided although with limits and sometimes wi...Sign up

No Sustainable Economic Development Without Transparency and Accountability
Kumsha, Student (MBA), Sao Tome and Principe, Member
Dear @Andrew Blaine, I am inclined to agree with you on the issue of the overriding need for accountability and tran...Sign up

Accountability and Entitlement in South Africa
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
The control measures you mention, like an increasing range of other legislation, is only effective as long as it is accepted by those in power. What i...Sign up

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