Marol Ariech Mawien, Juba, South Sudan
September 7, 2015 (SSB) — The question above is difficult to be answer because many people might talk about Mamur Gaddafi being a dictator who doesn’t want to give leadership to others as many people are dying because of leadership, civilian killed, displace because of leadership in Africa as a curse.
Gaddafi, a man we lost, we Africans we will not get a man like him and Libyans are regretting today why they killed him because Libya today is different after Gaddafi his death, it has been divide up to 300 and above militia fighting each other, then if Gaddafi was killed because of democracy, what led to the fighting again after they have kill him?
Libyan citizens are always drown or sank in crossing sea to Europe looking for safe places the service that were provided to them by Mamur Gaddafi nobody has manage to provide since Gaddafi was killed because of democracy but why the democracy that he was killed was not achieve?
Gaddafi was a visionary leader of Africa not for Libya, Gaddafi like Dr John Garang these two great men, we will not, ever found them, because John Garang was having a vision of making Africa a great continent like other continents. The killing of Gaddafi was triggering by the enemies of Africa continent those who don’t want Africans to be independent like them.
You are free to judge Gaddafi and condemn him as much as you like, but first, allow me to give you the facts on what Gaddafi was intended to do for Africans and they are the reasons that took his life. Gaddafi was humiliated in his death, I hate African because of Gaddafi murdered in the present eyes of African leaders. Gaddafi curse Libyans those who joint with Western to killed him because chump democracy.
The same NATOs are watching Libyans sinking in the seas, killing each other in Libya but there is no intervention as they did to kill Gaddafi, killing of Mamur was their concern but dying of all Libyans today is non-concern.
Here are the reasons that kill Mamur Gaddafi the great man of Africa!
Africa spends billions every year paying Europe for using satellite communication systems, in entertainment, security, business or just communications. Gaddafi wanted to get rid of that by paying and setting up satellite system for entire Africa for free, saving Africa billions annually going to Europe.
Africa is divided into over 55 countries, with different currencies. This makes it hard for trade between African countries. If I want to buy Cocoa from Ivory coast, I’ll have to change my money into US dollars (giving US 5-10% of my money), they I will probably have to turn the dollars into euro, losing another 5-10% of my capital to Europe, then change my euro into Ivorian franc, again losing another 5-10% of my money to the French treasury.
If I started with about South African rand of 1000, by the time I am purchasing cocoa in Ivory coast, my money will be worth only rands 650 to 700, the other rand 300 will be in the hands of US and Europe. Gaddafi wanted to get rid of this and replace it with DINAR (An African currency) for doing business in
Africa without changing the value…almost like bit coin that can’t be manipulated easily.
Gaddafi’s government made sure all Libyan investment like oil Libya was all within Africa.
Gaddafi Nationalized oil in Libya, mean, the government had control over the resources, sold it and used the money to provide services to the country. With nationalized resources, Libyans didn’t have to pay taxes, received free health care, free education from birth to PHD or as far as you wish, free housing for the poor and subsidies on things like food etc. The only people who worked in Libya were Chines, Tchadians, Sudanese, and other African Immigrants.
Libya was one of the free countries in the world that did not have any form of debts whatsoever. Libya had more money than its population could use and had billions stores a way around the world. All the money Libya stored in Europe has been squandered by European governments.
During Gaddafi’s lifetime, AU functions were fully funded by Libya, accommodation for leaders, transportations, and day to day activities at the AU headquarters, now that is being done by European Union. As the saying goes “He who pays the piper calls the tune”
These are hard facts of what Colonel Gaddafi, self-proclaimed African King of Kings did to the Continent only for us to watch him humiliated and killed like an animal without us raising a voice.
Gaddafi spent millions and millions helping Mali and Niger with high level irrigation in the deserts so people can be self-sustained. Paid full and never expected anything back.
Way before the BRICS came up with idea of forming their own development bank to rival World Bank and IMF, Gaddafi already initiated a high level talks into starting an African Development Bank where African governments would go and borrow money at low rates for developments of things like infrastructure, academic institutions, medical institutions, research institutions among other things.
This would have saved Africa from IMF and their predatory lending habits of structural adjustment programs which are notorious in keeping countries in poverty while they take ownership of your natural resources.
Gaddafi was not perfect or an angel, but he was better than 80% of the world leaders.
Now look at our leaders and then come here and condemn Mamur Gaddafi.
The people NATO helped from Benghazi to attack Gaddafi are all now confirmed members of ISIS creating chaos in North Africa and middle east.
Bob Marley once sang “How long shall they kill our prophets, while we stand a side and look”
had to share Credit, here if all leaders were like Gaddafi, to provide services to all people in the country, world of Africans would be conducive.
Marol Ariech Mawien is a concerned South Sudanese living in South Sudan to be reached @email@example.com
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