No mas ayuda en Africa

Via Menéame me encuentro con esta interesante entrevista a James Shikwati, un economista keniano. Shikiwati habla de como las ayudas de los paises industrializados, a través de cosas como el Programa Mundial de Alimentos, hacia África le están haciendo más daño que bien al continente.

Algunas citas interesantes:

Africans are taught to be beggars and not to be independent. In addition, development aid weakens the local markets everywhere and dampens the spirit of entrepreneurship that we so desperately need

Local farmers may as well put down their hoes right away; no one can compete with the UN’s World Food Program.

AIDS is big business, maybe Africa’s biggest business

But believe me, Africa existed before you Europeans came along. And we didn’t do all that poorly either.

Africa is like a child that immediately cries for its babysitter when something goes wrong. Africa should stand on its own two feet.

No podría estar más de acuerdo y me gusta mucho que esto lo diga uno de los mismos Africanos. La caridad sin sentido daña más de lo que ayuda.

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