NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD) AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT
Development, conceptualized as qualitative improvement in the living standard of the people is measured in the availability of basic necessities like food, water, shelter, other local amenities as well as sophisticated and vibrant institutions and structures of the state.
These indices of development and more are not yet available in sufficiency in Africa upon independence. The emergent African States sought to no avail for development, reason the likes of president Arap Mri tend to believe that “Africa is doomed to perpetual poverty and backwardness”. [Read more…]