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Submitted by Hudson Lucky Masheti on
Compare this case with my small village where I hail from; We understand that the information on African poverty is falling and is falling rapidly is a statistical analysis not house-to-house (door-to-door) feasibility. In my primary education, we were about 40 students. Only 15 made it to secondary school, 9 made it to university and or colleges, less than 6 secured good jobs. This shows that 34 are casual workers. How then is poverty falling with such indicators?. A farmer in my village planted a half an acre tea plantation while single in early 1940s. He got married to two wives and has 15 children that are not well educated though only one boy is educated and one call married to a working class man. Boys are now married with children and girls have children but not married, still depends on their parents with their children for survival. For sure can this two case studies indicate that African poverty is falling? I can say that by statistics- it is falling but door-to-door feasibility it is on the rise. It is true that it sounds like good news. But it is not right. For much needs to be done by the Africans themselves eg; by transforming their AID depedency mentality, leadership culture, political interests, lure of gain, policy structures to name but a few and set up developmental structures and partnerships by learning to conserve for the future generation.