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Kwesi Pratt Jnr chastises African leaders for overreliance on foreign aid

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The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has suggested that some African leaders might require psychiatric attention due to their overreliance on foreign aid for national growth.

Mr. Pratt expressed his concern during a fundraising event in Bolgatanga, where he also highlighted Ghana’s surprising ranking as the fourth-largest importer of tomato paste from Germany.

The Managing Editor, in a paradoxical argument, said that while Germany, a country known for its snow-covered landscapes, manages to leverage its agricultural sector effectively, Ghana, endowed with fertile land, falls short in harnessing its agricultural potential.

He emphasized the need for African leaders to rethink their strategies, focusing on sustainable development through the promotion of homegrown industries.

At the event, Mr. Pratt underscored the urgency of investing in sectors that enhance national self-sufficiency.

He questioned the wisdom of Ghana, a nation with abundant arable land, relying on imports for a staple commodity like tomato paste, especially from a country with an entirely different climate.

Pratt’s concern resonates with broader discussions on Africa’s economic independence and the need for leaders to prioritize domestic production over foreign dependence. His assertion that some leaders may need psychiatric attention serves as a stark critique of governance practices that perpetuate economic dependency, hindering the continent’s ability to harness its full potential.

The Managing Editor, therefore, calls for self-reliance that extends beyond the agricultural sector to a holistic approach to national development, including education infrastructure.

The event was organized to address the longstanding infrastructural challenges faced by the Saint Paul Basic School, built by missionaries in the 19th century. Despite reaching its 60th anniversary, the school remains in a state of disrepair, prompting the local community to organize a fundraising event to garner support for much-needed improvements.

Mr. Pratt Jrn was a guest speaker for the event.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga

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