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Great leadership a tool for African governance


In Africa, it is unfortunate that for many years leadership has failed us since independence from colonial slavery there has been an emergence of a new form of slavery born from bad leadership. African Leaders have not yielded any success except for the likes of Nelson Mandela and Kwame Nkrumah. Though physically free but mentally enslaved and until a standard is set for good leadership then maximum potentials will not be reached.

One of the factors that enhance good governance is good leadership. A Leader generally sets direction, builds an aspiring vision and creates something new. Former Activist/President Late Dr Nelson Mandela, Late President Abraham Lincoln, Activist Late Dr Martin Luther King and Late President Mahatma Gandhi to mention a few were pacesetters for the liberation of their people and their beliefs. Our predecessors have left good qualities and roles of good leadership but it seems their proteges have only learnt to use their positions to exploit humanity.  The holy book quotes that “Train a child in the way he should go, so that when he grows he shall not depart from it”.
This refers to good character over academic qualifications/achievements. Today, most parents /guardians fail to groom leaders of character. Rather, they focus on having academically sound Children forgetting to instil and teach them proper morals. To groom good leaders from adolescence to adulthood, we need to incorporate leadership training, home Management & development training or Team building into our curriculum and making it compulsory extracurricular activities that every child should participate in from elementary to tertiary education.

Amidst the storms that confront our beloved Continent Africa, we still have some compassionate people with good intentions of moving the Continent to the highest place. At this juncture, we need to start imbibing the legacies of our past heroes and leading our future Leaders towards achieving and ensuring a successful Africa for our greater good.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a Leader”- John Quincy Adams.

What do you stand for?

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