Why African countries are poor and what can be done

Landson Tz

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WHY AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE POOR AND WHAT CAN BE DONE
African countries must understand that, all prosperities and poverty in their nations are the results of their citizens. Citizens are responsible for their poverty and/or prosperity. The governments in African countries must understand this concept and start investing in their people. The Africans must understand that there will be no miracle, but working hard and thinking smart. Every person in Africa must take his /her responsibilities to build up their economies.

The relationship between people, government and national development are explain in the national wealth equation below;

Lc = Lcc + Gc +NWc

Lc = Labour of the citizen

Lcc = Citizen Consumption

Gc = Government consumption

NWc = National development consumption

Why poor countries remain poor?
It is because they don’t know the national wealth equation. And if they understand the above equation, they don’t apply it. If they apply and fail, it means they don’t deal with all factors at once.

Through the above equation, it is clearly stipulated that the main source of life and development in the country is determined by nature of their citizens. If the citizens don’t work hard and smart the yield will be very small even not enough for their consumption.

Look at the following situations facing different countries in modern Africa of today:

Lc – Lcc = 0
This means that the citizens are producing only enough for their consumption, no excess for government and development. For the government to consume, there must be exploitation by the government because they must consume no matter what. There must be the need of aid, grants and loans from other countries. Most of African countries fall at this situation of the wealth equation.

Lc – Lcc = -ve Value
This means that the citizens are producing less than they can consume. Remember there is no excess for their government and development projects. In this situation, there must be exploitation by the government because they must consume no matter what. This situation is very dangerous because the citizen needs help through aids. When they demand help and get aids, they become beggars as a result they become minor. In this situation, the citizen becomes the subject of charity and poverty. Most of African countries fall at this situation of the wealth equation.

Lc – Lcc – Gc = 0
This means that, the citizen produce enough for their consumption and for their government no excess for development projects. Therefore there is a need of loans for development projects and social services. Very few African countries fall at this situation of the wealth equation.

Lc-Lcc – Gc = -ve Value
This means that there is a need for external help, to support both the government and the citizens. This situation is very common in Africa.

Lc-Lcc-Gc = +ve Value
This means that the citizen have produced enough for their consumption, government consumption and a certain amount has remained for development projects. The bigger the amount remain after consumption by citizen and government the bigger amount available for development projects. This state of equation is the one that must be created, maintained and improved.

Poor countries fall into debts trap due to failure to balance the national wealth equation. In poor countries Lc (citizen labour productivity) is very low to the extent that it is not enough even for citizen consumption. Due to that reason most poor countries becomes subject for charity and poverty. To make things worse, they fall into debt traps. They become beggars forever looking for aid and grants everywhere possible. If the poor nations will not struggle to balance the wealth equation, they will remain poor forever and ever.

Look at what it happens when they try to struggle without balancing the wealth equation:

They will introduce other factors in the wealth equation,

Lc + G + A + Lo= Lcc + Gc + NWc + Loc

Lo = Loan

Loc = Loan consumption/repayment

G = Grant

A = Aid

But A+G is less than Loc

This means that even little which was available in Lc will be taken away through Loc.

Another tragedy G and A makes the citizens and their government weak to the level of becoming BEGGARS as a result they become minors. When they become minors they fall into severe poverty which makes them more vulnerable.

POOR NATIONS TO PROSPEROUS NATIONS
There is no miracles for national prosperity but applying the national wealth equation. In order poor countries to balance the equation, there must be intentional strategies to be done. The national wealth equation indicates clearly that, the citizens are the source of wealth in the country. Some of the governments in the poor countries have been among the problems on national wealth creation by ignoring citizens. But the truth is that, the left side of the wealth equation (Lc) is the source of wealth in any nation. So in order the poor countries to prosper, they must embrace the citizens (Lc). Now, how can the citizens (Lc) be embraced?

Returning to Lc
This is very crucial, returning to Lc means consuming what Lc is producing. When the overall consumption in the nation is done within the nation, more people in Lc will be involved in production. Because the demand of products and services will be high within the nation, it will put too much pressure on Lc as result more products and services will be produced and sold as a result, much money will be generated.

Lc = Lcc + Gc + NWc
In ideal situation, all consumption within the country must be done within the country. In case, some products, resources and services are not available within the country they can be found outside the country but must be very small compared what is available in the country. The demand from outside must be balanced by exports.

In ideal situation, all Citizen Consumption (Lcc) must be done within the country. The consumption includes food, clothing, building materials, medicines, services, vehicles, fuel and so on must be produced by the citizens themselves.

Welcome for comments (this article is just a part, a lot of things will come later).

Landson Tanzania
 
Sijasoma yote ila ukweli ni PRACTICALLY NOTHING CAN BE DONE. AFRICA 🌍 WILL ALWAYS BE WHAT IT IS FOR THE SAKE OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO SURVIVE..
 
Ndugu mtoa mada Africans povety does not termed for single reason but there are so many challengs facing us nitaorodhesha vitu vichache ambvy ndiyo msingi wa umasikini ITIKADI/DEMOKRASIA tukumbuke wazungu kabla ya kupga hatua hawakuwa na hili jambo la demokrasia na hata ukiangalia maendeleo yao wametoka kufany v2 kama expansionism, enclosure system zote ni njia za autharitasm na walivyofanikiw wakaona kuleta mfum wa demokrasia kuendelea kutunyonya na mfumo huu umeingizwa baada ya kueneza hy culture zao mpk tukaanza kuziiga na kuwa tunazitegemea matokeo yake tumeangukia kwenye conditions ambz zinazifanya serikali kuweka kodi kubwa na wao kuuza vitu kwa bei ndogo.
 
POOR INVESTMENT,nd technology,mitaji yetu ya fedha,uvumbuzi,akili bdo ni haba na bdo tunayo maono ya miaka 60 tunaish katk hali ya hofu kupta kiasi.
 
From 1970-2018, African countries lost over $2 trillion through capital flight, which is almost the annual gross domestic product of all sub-Saharan African countries combined. Compared to $47 billion of "aid" inflows, African countries lose an estimated $60 billion a year through capital flight.
 
Afrika nations are not pure but its their leaders who make their citizens to believe that their countries are poor.

Graft, embezzlement of public funds ,corruption, diverting the funds intended for various project development to leaders pockets, the list goes on and on and on are the rear reasons why they are poor.
 
For UNCTAD (2007),3 of the 400 billion dollars that have escaped from the African continent over the past thirty years, a third would have originated from embezzlement, i.e. more than 130 billion dollars. It is more than 13 billion dollars per year which would have illicitly left Africa between 1991 and 2004, which makes the continent "a net creditor vis-à-vis the rest of the world". According to another report by the World Bank and the UN, 40 billion dollars are looted every year in the poorest countries, most often by people at the highest levels of government. In a report titled “Ill-gotten gains… benefit too often” published in 2007, the Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) estimated the fortune embezzled by dictators in recent decades at around 100 to 180 billion of dollars.
This would not happen without collaboration of western governments and banks
 
Soma kwa umakini utagundua kuna madini
Sijasema hakuna madini, wazungu wamepigana mapanga sana kufika walipo leo, China ametumia mkono wa chuma na bado anaendelea kutumia upanga na risasi kupiga hatua. Sisi tumeletewa dini na demokrasia kutufanya WAPUMBAVU na kuendelea kuwa maskini. Tunahitaji MAGUFULI Kila nchi Africa yote twende kibabe hata miaka 20 mfululizo ndo tutatoka hapa tulipo. Na hilo haliwezekani, ndo maana nikamwambia. NEVER NEVER. AFRICA WILL REMAIN POOR, DUNIA IMETAKA IWE HIVYO.
NB:, Nina kiingereza kizuri ila niliyoandika kwa dk 3 kwa kiswahili, ningetumia robo saa kwenye English, muda Sina na sioni sababu. Asiyetaka kusoma aache.
 
Africanicity especially being a Tanzanian is a Curse.

Black people have been Cursed.

Uafrika hasa utanzania ni laana.
 
Africa is poor because the leaders we have do not have independent minds
 
WHY AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE POOR AND WHAT CAN BE DONE
African countries must understand that, all prosperities and poverty in their nations are the results of their citizens. Citizens are responsible for their poverty and/or prosperity. The governments in African countries must understand this concept and start investing in their people. The Africans must understand that there will be no miracle, but working hard and thinking smart. Every person in Africa must take his /her responsibilities to build up their economies.

The relationship between people, government and national development are explain in the national wealth equation below;

Lc = Lcc + Gc +NWc

Lc = Labour of the citizen

Lcc = Citizen Consumption

Gc = Government consumption

NWc = National development consumption

Why poor countries remain poor?
It is because they don’t know the national wealth equation. And if they understand the above equation, they don’t apply it. If they apply and fail, it means they don’t deal with all factors at once.

Through the above equation, it is clearly stipulated that the main source of life and development in the country is determined by nature of their citizens. If the citizens don’t work hard and smart the yield will be very small even not enough for their consumption.

Look at the following situations facing different countries in modern Africa of today:

Lc – Lcc = 0
This means that the citizens are producing only enough for their consumption, no excess for government and development. For the government to consume, there must be exploitation by the government because they must consume no matter what. There must be the need of aid, grants and loans from other countries. Most of African countries fall at this situation of the wealth equation.

Lc – Lcc = -ve Value
This means that the citizens are producing less than they can consume. Remember there is no excess for their government and development projects. In this situation, there must be exploitation by the government because they must consume no matter what. This situation is very dangerous because the citizen needs help through aids. When they demand help and get aids, they become beggars as a result they become minor. In this situation, the citizen becomes the subject of charity and poverty. Most of African countries fall at this situation of the wealth equation.

Lc – Lcc – Gc = 0
This means that, the citizen produce enough for their consumption and for their government no excess for development projects. Therefore there is a need of loans for development projects and social services. Very few African countries fall at this situation of the wealth equation.

Lc-Lcc – Gc = -ve Value
This means that there is a need for external help, to support both the government and the citizens. This situation is very common in Africa.

Lc-Lcc-Gc = +ve Value
This means that the citizen have produced enough for their consumption, government consumption and a certain amount has remained for development projects. The bigger the amount remain after consumption by citizen and government the bigger amount available for development projects. This state of equation is the one that must be created, maintained and improved.

Poor countries fall into debts trap due to failure to balance the national wealth equation. In poor countries Lc (citizen labour productivity) is very low to the extent that it is not enough even for citizen consumption. Due to that reason most poor countries becomes subject for charity and poverty. To make things worse, they fall into debt traps. They become beggars forever looking for aid and grants everywhere possible. If the poor nations will not struggle to balance the wealth equation, they will remain poor forever and ever.

Look at what it happens when they try to struggle without balancing the wealth equation:

They will introduce other factors in the wealth equation,

Lc + G + A + Lo= Lcc + Gc + NWc + Loc

Lo = Loan

Loc = Loan consumption/repayment

G = Grant

A = Aid

But A+G is less than Loc

This means that even little which was available in Lc will be taken away through Loc.

Another tragedy G and A makes the citizens and their government weak to the level of becoming BEGGARS as a result they become minors. When they become minors they fall into severe poverty which makes them more vulnerable.

POOR NATIONS TO PROSPEROUS NATIONS
There is no miracles for national prosperity but applying the national wealth equation. In order poor countries to balance the equation, there must be intentional strategies to be done. The national wealth equation indicates clearly that, the citizens are the source of wealth in the country. Some of the governments in the poor countries have been among the problems on national wealth creation by ignoring citizens. But the truth is that, the left side of the wealth equation (Lc) is the source of wealth in any nation. So in order the poor countries to prosper, they must embrace the citizens (Lc). Now, how can the citizens (Lc) be embraced?

Returning to Lc
This is very crucial, returning to Lc means consuming what Lc is producing. When the overall consumption in the nation is done within the nation, more people in Lc will be involved in production. Because the demand of products and services will be high within the nation, it will put too much pressure on Lc as result more products and services will be produced and sold as a result, much money will be generated.

Lc = Lcc + Gc + NWc
In ideal situation, all consumption within the country must be done within the country. In case, some products, resources and services are not available within the country they can be found outside the country but must be very small compared what is available in the country. The demand from outside must be balanced by exports.

In ideal situation, all Citizen Consumption (Lcc) must be done within the country. The consumption includes food, clothing, building materials, medicines, services, vehicles, fuel and so on must be produced by the citizens themselves.

Welcome for comments (this article is just a part, a lot of things will come later).

Landson Tanzania
Andiko lako ni zuri sana. Kwa manufaa ya wengi wetu, ungefanya jambo la maana kama andiko lako hili ungeliandaa kwa kiswahili!
 
Sio kweli! Wewe hapo ulipo unajiona umelaaniwa? Familia yako nayo unaionaje imelaaniwa?
Acha kutumia mihemko na emotions.

Tumia akili na logic kutafakari maisha ya waafrika kwa ujumla.

Kisha linganisha na maisha ya wazungu.

Utaona kwamba kwa hakika, waafrika wana upumbavu na laana ya milele.
 
Acha kutumia mihemko na emotions.

Tumia akili na logic kutafakari maisha ya waafrika kwa ujumla.

Kisha linganisha na maisha ya wazungu.

Utaona kwamba kwa hakika, waafrika wana upumbavu na laana ya milele.
Taratibu, sina muhemko wala emotion, nimekuuliza kuwa wewe binafsi unajiona umelaaniwa kama hao waafrika wengine? wewe sio Muafrika?
 
In banana republic (many African countries to be precise ) all ones requires to acquire wealth is to be a thief.
 
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