By Abel Majur Leek, Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan
November 29 2016 (SSB) —- It is generally agreed that the wealthiest continent in the world is Africa but the same continent harbors the poorest people that have to beg for sustenance with their children on television. The irony lays with the wealth Africa gives away in exchange for finished products and services coming from outside. That is, trading gold for mirrors.
We need to compare what progress we made when we had foreign exchange control and what rotten goods we buy since it was lifted. It cannot all be the fault of our leaders alone since they are a manifestation of the greed and corruption in our communities. But all we do is passing blame to leaders as if they are not pandering to our praises, accommodations and indulgence. No matter what we say at beer parlors, they have not change. It is what we practice and hold them up to. We all look up to foreign currencies, but only a few can afford them.