Climate change, a top priority in Europe. What is Africa’s? Poverty? Unemployment? Or What? #climateaction #climatechange #africa #sdgs
A friend, Moffat Ekoriko, British journalist and Publisher of NewsAfrica, responds as follows.
Africa’s priority is poverty. Unemployment is merely one of the symptoms of poverty. Poverty is not just a state of lack but the absence of socio economic opportunities for the citizen to realise his full potential. Poverty in Africa means there are no opportunities in education. This leads to illiteracy and under utilisation of the capability of the individual. Poverty means the absence of health services leading to poor quality of life and reduction in life expectancy. Lack of economic opportunities result in unemployment. The challenge for Africa is to banish poverty by creating opportunities for every citizen to realise his potential.