Saturday, July 11, 2009
What is the big deal about Obama's visit to Ghana
When I woke up in the morning I was wondering what the President's visit will change in the dynamic of everything that is going on, in the African Continent. I was thinking if he was going to be honest with the Politicians and tell them to clean their acts and serve their people. He did that and even went further. If you look back in the recent past almost every American President from Bill Clinton through Bush ii ,have visited the continent and have helped with some sort of financial support, but what do we see? one corrupt government after another all over the continent. Sitting Politicians are trying hard to be more corrupt than their predecessor. I am glad that Obama said it as it should be and thank God he is not white, he would have been called a racist.
"We must first recognize a fundamental truth that you have given life to in Ghana: Development depends upon good governance. That is the ingredient which has been missing in far too many places, for far too long," he said. "That is the change that can unlock Africa's potential. And that is a responsibility that can only be met by Africans." Barack Obama to Ghanaian Parliament and ( The African Continent)
I hope that whatever Obama said will not evaporate after he left the motherland. Thank you Mr President