Snippet from The Point. We have seen most African government’s blaming the West for the continent’s failure. "In our view, this should not be the case, because it is only Africans who can redeem Africa from its litany of woes.
It is not enough for us to blame our predicament on the West as the perpetrators of colonialism. That is a defeatist mentality.
It is time we sat down and think hard for ourselves how to get out of the woods.
The Daily News are joining in in exposing the facilities available to those Gambians living in the large urban centres compared with the plight of the average Gambian living in rural areas. Snippet:
"As a nation yearning to become a middle income economy, we must have our priorities right in spending our little resource, or tax payersâ€™ money to better the lives of our people who are still living in poverty. Extravagant spending of tax payersâ€™ money on issues which are not in the interest of people should be discouraged, as it has a negative impact on the economy of The Gambia and its people. Leaders should not live in flamboyant life and should not use tax payersâ€™ money to their own advantage without any accountability while others are suffering in other parts of the country."